Standalone Nintendo Switch Dock Arriving in Stores Next Month
- Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched last month, the only way to obtain a standalone Nintendo Switch dock was to purchase it as a replacement part via their online store. Thankfully, Nintendo announced during their Nintendo Direct presentation this week that the dock will be coming to online stores and select retailers on May 19th with a price point of $59.99. Seeing as the video game company no stranger to the accessory game, the AC adapter is sold separately for $29.99.
Though they did not mention any retailers by name, it is likely that the docks will be available in big box stores such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and GameStop. Chances are also high that they will be available for purchase on Amazon. Given how difficult it currently is to find a Nintendo Switch, it should come as no surprise when we say that the standalone Nintendo Switch dock will be available in limited quantities. It is likely that the accessory and its AC adapter will join the many other products that they’re having trouble keeping on store shelves.
With that being said, an optional second dock for the Nintendo Switch is by no means necessary to get the most out of Nintendo’s newest console. A second or third one will simply provide a bit more convenience for gamers looking to alternate between multiple TVs, whether it be bringing the Switch to a friend’s house, or to another TV within their home. During the Nintendo Direct presentation, the company also revealed that new yellow Joy-Con controllers will be available for purchase on June 16. Straps and AA Battery Packs for the controllers will also be available for purchase – separately, of course – on the same day.
So, any plans on picking up a second dock? What about the yellow Joy-Con controllers? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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