Switch Online Genesis & N64 Controllers Now Available To Purchase

The previously announced N64 and Genesis 3-button wireless bluetooth controllers are now available to purchase.  You must be a Switch online member to get them, which means if you’re not currently a Switch Online subscriber, you’ll need to spend at least another $4 for a one month subscription to purchase these;  The total for both + a one-month membership came to just under $120 for me.  Nintendo also announced pricing on their “expansion pack” plan, more details below:

Genesis 3-Button:
Nintendo 64 Controller:
Switch Online Service:
Expansion Pack Service:

The unfortunate news in this announcement, is the the “expansion pack” to the Switch Online service will be an extra $30 per year on top of the current $20 yearly Switch Online membership (although not required to purchase the controllers).  The expansion pack launches October 25th and gets you some Genesis and N64 games, as well as some Animal Crossing content.  Nintendo also released some info regarding what happens if you’re already a subscriber and want to purchase the expansion pack:

If you already have an annual Nintendo Switch Online membership, you will get a prorated discount for the new plan. This discount will be a bit different for each eligible member, depending on how much time you have left on your current Nintendo Switch Online membership — you’ll be able to see your unique price before purchasing the plan.

Here’s the current list of games available at launch:

Nintendo 64 Games Available At Launch

  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Star Fox 64
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • WinBack
  • Mario Tennis 64
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Sin and Punishment

Sega Genesis Games Available At Launch

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider
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