The Nintendo Switch had a pen-like accessory previously available only through bundled offers. But now, Nintendo is selling an official stylus for the Switch. The stylus will go on sale early next month, but availability is currently limited in the UK where there is no official word on whether it will arrive in other markets. Nintendo’s official stylus for Switch, Nintendo Switch and Dr. for Super Mario Maker 2. Compatible with Kawashima’s Brain Training.

According to the official Listing On Nintendo’s website, first Speckled By Eurogamer, the stylus does not work when the switch is docked. The stylus itself is very minimal with Nintendo branding and costs GBP 6.99 (around Rs 650) in the UK. Previous official switch accessories have been quite expensive.

Nintendo’s official UK store described the official stylus as “a stylus designed for use with the Nintendo Switch console’s captive touch screen.”

Most Nintendo Switch games work perfectly well without the need for a stylus. But for some, like Mario Marker, users will prefer a tool that makes things easier. Until now, users had to search for informal products from third-party suppliers when they needed a stylus for the switch. Nintendo made things easy for them.

In October last year, Nintendo announced that it had sold 1.95 million Switch Light units since launch and about 5 million units of Switch in the six months to September during its second quarter earnings report. In an attempt to target Nintendo, Nintendo launched Switch Lite last year.