Wireless Nintendo 64 controllers are sold out until 2022





In a strange case of “what year is it anyway?” Nintendo has sold out the wireless Nintendo 64 controllers for the Switch. Unfortunately, anyone hoping to get a modern retro-style controller this holiday season will be disappointed. Nintendo said it won’t have more in stock until 2022.

The Nintendo 64 wireless controller is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It’s a Nintendo 64 controller (weird third arm and all), except it can connect to users’ Nintendo Switch consoles. The controller was given a new lease of life thanks to Nintendo’s new online plan, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. The new plan comes with a library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games that players can walk through, as long as they’re willing to spend some extra cash.

While the plan itself has been panned by fans for its pricing, others have clearly spoken with their wallets. It’s not clear when Nintendo 64 wireless controllers will be back in stock, but anyone looking for the true retro experience will have to wait until next year. Nintendo’s stock shortage does not apply to its Sega Genesis wireless controllers for the Switch. Players can retrieve these at any time. both controllers cost $50.

In addition to a buffet of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack gives subscribers access to Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ latest DLC: Happy Home Paradise. The expansion, which players would normally pay $25 for, will allow them to design tropical vacation homes for old and new villagers alike.

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