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Eh, I don't know. Nintendo literally sell this when it's A) something that could/should be included to begin with and B) frankly speaking, I can't really imagine there's much of a demand for it due to the questionable usefulness. With that said, I think it's safe to say the demand for an official dpad joycon as an optional accessories is definitely way higher than that.
The Joy-Con Charging Grip is official Nintendo, but it's more costly because you can charge using USB-C.
An accessory you will need, if you plan to play it for long periods whole docked, is the Joycon Charging Grip. The one the system comes with can't charge the controllers.
As far as games go, Metroid Prime 4 is one I'm really looking forward to, along with The World Ends With You. Zelda and Mario are also good. Octopath is good if you like really grindy and long RPGs.
Joy Con Charging Grip if someone wants to use the Joy Cons constantly. I'm not buying a system just to have a battery limit on the controller and not be able to charge and play at the same time! You'd have to buy another controller, or stop playing so you can slide the Joy Cons on the side rails to charge...
The grip that comes with Switches doesn't allow you to recharge your Joy Cons, it's ridiculous.
>And once I have a second controller, how the hell do I charge it? Do I need to buy a charger for it too?
It's a more expensive option, but I'd recommend a second pair of JoyCons and one of these. It's more comfortable to hold and has a USB port for charging the second pair of controllers.
I see what you mean now. It looks like they don't sell the normal grip by itself but this charging grip is made by Nintendo and looks like it's the exact same shape as the normal grip.
So I have just the pair that comes with the console. Honestly, I burned some award points via Marriott to get the console. It was just supposed to come with the console, but they included the charging grip (like this [link]), an extra charging cable and Zelda. Bonus!
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Amazon has this one along with this one that are both Nintendo official. I've never had problems with mine not being charged, but these seem to be good ways to do so.
Any place that sells accessories.
What you're looking for is the Joycon Comfort grip.
Additionally there is a Joycon Charging grip, which is the same form factor, but has a USB-C port and USB-C to USB-A cable, to charge the joycons when then are not attached to the system.
Nintendo Joy-Con Charging Grip [link]
The only model you can find in stores is the upgraded charging variant.
You can order a new stock grip directly through Nintendo, though.
Not sure what the Power A one is. Was talking about this: [link]
> * The only co-op game I'm likely to play is Mario Kart, does it control well using 1 joy con?
Depends on your hand size - if you're going to go that route, I'd recommend using the included rails to give a little bit more to grip onto and to make the SL and SR triggers easier to press. However, you'll probably get tired of taking the rails on and off for when you want to use the joycons in other configurations, so you might want to consider purchasing additional controllers.
> * Are there any "must have" accessories for the Switch?
I'd recommend looking into accessories such as: joycon charging grip, micro SD card, car charger, and/or a cheap Ethernet adapter for network play when docked. Of course, there are also a multitude of options when it comes to controllers - you might want to pick up an extra set of joycons and/or a pro controller. There are also plenty of custom joycon grips to choose from like this Nyko cell phone and game storage grip or this Splatoon-themed grip. There's plenty of options out there!
(Amazon links are products I've purchased and have had fine experiences with.)
Of course. They sell a slightly different version separately, that will let you charge your Joy-con: [link]
What if you're using that ridiculous joy-con charging grip?
Checking on Bestbuy, I found both the charging grip ([link]) which'll charge your joycons as you or your friend play, and an off-brand version for a very reasonable price ([link]).
The charging grip is also available on Amazon ([link]), as is the non-charging off-brand grip ([link]).
It's pretty weird that you can't buy a standalone Nintendo-brand non-charging grip, isn't it?
no, there is a difference between the two. do some actual product research. here is a link to both the Charge Grip and the regular Joy-Con grip. it's called a "CHARGE" grip for a reason.
I am talking about the charge grip that is sold separately.
yes unfortunately, and here they are
They sell both already.
When I bought mine, there was some promotion or special package, I can't remember it's been almost two years. Anyway, I got this charging grip. It works perfectly fine, and is a nice way to keep the Joycons in one place, and doubles as a grip. I also got this charging dock with them. It also works well, charged 4 at a time, and keeps them nicely together but doesn't also act as a grip. Most recently, I got this charging stand because I wanted an easy way to charge my Pro Controller, and this charges 2 Joycons at a Time and one Pro Controller, or double of either. It's not as nice as the others, the Joycons are harder to put in, the Pro Controller doesn't seem like it's in there very solidly, but it does what it's supposed to. Any of those things would work well, but I suppose it depends on what you already have. If you already have a spare USB C cable, the grip will work perfectly well. If you don't or have a good space to put it, either of the charging stands will work well.
I try to keep 2 Joycons on the Switch whenever possible so I can just pick it up off the dock and go, but it's nice to have options.