Top critical review
Great for looks, but feel worse than originals.
October 23, 2019
Product arrived on time, well-packaged and in great condition.
I’m dubious about these being new, official Nintendo Joycons with only the shells replaced. These feel sort of loose and cheap, almost as if they’re refurbished?
The plastic faceplate is super prone to fingerprints, but for cheap plastic “chrome” that’s to be expected.
Overall, I feel that these will certainly stand out style-wise. As far as build and performance go, my original Joycons that I’ve used for 2 years feel more secure and quality. I was trying to build a “Mastercon” using a modified Zelda skin and these Joycons; it’s flashy but I’d rather use my other ones for gameplay.
The pictures are of my old ‘Cons, and then the new gold ones. They have a ring around the thumbsticks that aren’t present in the original version. That, combined with overall feel, make me skeptical as to these being legit.