Nintendo is releasing pastel Joy-Cons and I can't decide which pair I want more

Nintendo pastel Joy-Cons
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Nintendo has announced two new sets of Joy-Cons, both of which sport a gorgeous pastel colour pallet, and it might be my new favourite set. 

On June 2, Nintendo revealed two new sets of Joy-Cons - a pastel purple and green pair and a pastel pink and yellow pair. These new controllers aren't much different from the other colour combinations that Nintendo has released, but there's something about the specific shades of these colours that have me questioning whether I need another four Joy-Cons in my life. 

I do have one problem with these new Joy-Cons though. As you can see from the tweet below, Nintendo hasn't allowed a lot of wiggle room in terms of which colours go together. For me, my dream set-up would be the pastel purple with the pastel pink, but unfortunately, both the purple and pink are on the left side of the Switch, meaning I can't even mix and match the two sets. 

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To be fair, the purple and green combo works really well, and - as pointed out by @dreamlandgem on Twitter - the pink and yellow set is actually the perfect combo for all the Kirby fans out there. If you missed out on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Switch, this is also a pretty good alternative as both sets give off summery, island vibes. 

This wasn't the only announcement Nintendo has made in the last few hours. Alongside the new Joy-Cons, we also got news of a brand new 1-2-Switch game, titled Everybody 1-2-Switch. Early last year, it was rumored that a sequel was on the way, but by the summer of that same year reports came out that the game "tested horribly". If you wanted to give it a go though, the good news is that it'll only cost $30/£25 - that's more than half the price of an average Switch game. 

The pastel Joy-Cons (as well as Everybody 1-2-Switch) are set to release on June 30, 2023, and will cost the same as the other Joy-Cons currently on offer from Nintendo at $79.99/£69.99.

Want to know what you'll soon be playing with your new pastel Joy-Cons? Take a look at our upcoming Switch games list. 

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.