Will it come to the US?
The Nintendo Switch was revealed back in October 2016, and the full announcement came in January 2017. At launch, Nintendo made two variations of the console available — one with two gray Joy-Cons and another option with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Since then, the company has launched neon yellow and special edition neon green and neon pink Joy-Cons for Splatoon 2. The beauty of the piece-by-piece design of the Nintendo Switch is that you can mix and match colors to make the console your very own. Unfortunately, in order to do so, you must order one of the base consoles and then purchase the parts separately.
Now, customers in Japan can pre-order a custom Nintendo Switch with the colors of their choice via Nintendo’s Japanese online store for ¥32,378 (292 USD). The customizable consoles allow users to select the colors for the left and right Joy-Cons, as well both Joy-Con straps, as long as Nintendo has already manufactured those colors. Neon green does not appear to be an option for the right Joy-Con and neon pink can not be selected for the left.
No word, yet, on whether or not these options will come to customers outside of Japan, and the site only includes domestic shipping options. While this option is not available in the US, stores are beginning to receive a steadier stream of inventory for the sought-after console. This week, GameStop announced that each of their stores in the US would receive at least five consoles to sell.
Look for more exciting Nintendo news at their recently announced panel at PAX West on September 2, 2017, in Seattle.