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Are the Skyward Sword Joy-Cons Time-Limited?

The brand-new special-edition Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons launched on July 16 alongside the HD remake of the 2011 Zelda adventure.
The brand-new special-edition Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Cons launched on July 16 alongside the HD remake of the 2011 Zelda adventure. / Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Are the Skyward Sword Joy-Cons time-limited?

To celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Nintendo has released a limited-edition set of their Switch controllers that predictably, have already sold out just about everywhere minutes within going live on July 16. For those looking to nab themselves a set of these sweet sticks and avoid having to fork over double or triple the MSRP for them, here's the breakdown of just how long fans can expect official retailers to restock the peripherals.

Are the Skyward Sword Joy-Cons Time-limited?

At the time of writing, there's, unfortunately, no information or indication of when the special-edition Skyward Sword Joy-Cons will be back in stock at official retailers at their original price of $79.99 USD.

Originally, preorders of the specially-designed Joy-Con controllers originally sold out in minutes at Target, with the retailer advising customers to "check back on release date."

The Skyward Sword Joy-Cons appear to be listed as in stock on Walmart, but are being sold by a third-party source at an inflated price of $169.99.

For those holding out hope for a Skyward Sword Joy-Con restock from official retailers, however, feel free to keep an eye on the listings from GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Nintendo's Store.

Needless to say, the Skyward Sword Joy-Cons are in hot demand as Nintendo went all out for their special design. While the right Joy-Con features a design inspired by the Master Sword, the left bears the same Hylian motif present on Link's shield.

It also doesn't hurt that the Skyward Sword Joy-Cons will be compatible with the upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED Model, which launches in October.