Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers Sell Out Immediately At GameStop, But There Are Other Options

The $70 controller sells out right away, but you may not be completely out of luck.


Update: Best Buy is also now offering preorders on the Pro Controller, though they may not last long. They are only available for shipping, not in-store pickup.

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GameStop opened preorders for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller today, and it looks like the store, like Amazon earlier in the week, sold out of units almost immediately.

The $70 controller is listed on GameStop's website here. The page currently shows that the pad is not available to preorder, though it was for a brief time. GameStop's news release announcing availability went out at 10:57 AM ET. It looks like stock sold out in a matter of minutes, though you can get one if you pay more for a bundle.

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GameStop also offers the controller through a $100 edition that comes with a Zelda Sheikah Eye Edition Starter Kit that features a case for the Switch system, a screen protector, earbuds, and Zelda-themed Joy-Con Armor Guards. This is currently in stock and available to preorder.

Additionally, a package that includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a Pro Controller is available to preorder for $130.

The Pro Controller features off-set analog sticks, similar to that of an Xbox controller, along with motion controls, Switch's "HD rumble" technology, and the ability to read Amiibo figures. It's charged with a USB-C cable that comes included. Click through the images in the gallery above to get a closer look.

The pad remains unavailable on Amazon, where stock sold through in 30 minutes earlier this week. It doesn't appear to have been made available yet through other retailers, though that could still happen between now and launch.

The Nintendo Switch goes on sale on March 3, priced at $300.

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