Hi - I got a Switch with grey joycons and now I am filled with a deep, velvety sense of immense regret. If you got a Switch, or if you didn't, which colour option do you feel is best?
Grey or Neon
I was surprised that so many people wanted the neon one. Personally I don't like the colours they chose for it. But when I was picking up Zelda at Walmart (for Wii U I decided I am going to hold off on getting a Switch for now) they were completely sold out of Neon but had a ton of Grey left.
I was originally against neon but then I realised the grey will show up smudges and fingerprints more, it also makes the Switch look kind of industrial and boring. I like the contrast between L and R too.
I bought one of the official cases that came with a protector and that thing sucked...I had a clean screen but somehow had a lot of spots underneath (not bubbles) so I'm a little annoyed. I guess I'll wait until a tempered glass one comes out and just put one of those on.
Neon wouldn't be so bad if it was one color. The two colors is ugly as hell imo. But hey I guess I could remedy that by buying another joy con in the red or blue color....like Nintendo planned.
It does seem useful though.
"Hand me the controller", "Which one?", "The red one!"
"Hand me the controller", "Which one?", "The Joy-Con R!"
I was fully against the Neon originally (primarily because they're different colours and that really was messing with me). But I've completely come around on them now, I couldn't imagine getting a Grey set and I have black consoles and electronics everywhere else. I think if there were black, perhaps that'd sway me, but I think the Neon ones look really nice.
Also I checked and if you do buy a second set of Neon Joy-Con seperately, they do come in the reverse orientation, so you can always match up the two pairs and have one Blue set and one Red set if you're bothered by that.
Having seen both in person, the "red" of the Neon is utterly hideous. Looks like a highlighter gone wrong.
That said, I didn't realise until seeing them in person just how matte both of the colour schemes are. Even the grey is very flat, it looked more textured in all the photos. I swapped my Neon for a Grey in the store because Neon was all they had in stock when I ordered, and someone had changed their mind.
We have family visiting often enough that we've played a fair amount of three and four player New Super Mario Bros U, and I'm not planning on getting three pro controllers, so until people start bringing their own... they'll have to make do with shitty sideways joy-cons.
Though, out-of-the-gate I guess there isn't much which can be played with more than two players, so probably for now a pro controller + joy-cons in a grip is all we need.
@myniceicelife: Same here. I think the neon Joycons are kinda neat in a very Nintendo kind of way but the fact that they sell them with a still-gray Switch is baffling to me.
It may have been a bit too 80's if the Switch itself were half and half blue/red. I think it looks pretty good as is. Maybe not fit for being out in public but idgaf.
And great, now wondering if I should have gone with the more somber grey.
Neither here nor there, but does anyone know if it's possible to pair a 2nd set of joycon to the same switch?
Grey is the better overall color, by far.
Neon is a distractingly bright, two-colored mess that looks like a gimmicky, cheaply made toy for 5 year olds.
And to anyone who genuinely/laughably attempted to act as if the joycons being two separate colors is some world-changing advantage for when 2 players are using them, that might just be the funniest thing i've read in god knows how long!
You can figure out which one is Left and Right with the grey joycons in literally 0.4 seconds just by looking at the incredibly distinctive/different button layout for each one. It's really not rocket science ; )
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