Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:45:15
Nintendo lowered the price for buying one Joy-Con controller to $39.99. That’s $10 less than the $49.99 the company originally charged for a single controller replacement. The new Joy-Con prices will be available starting November 9th.
Interestingly, Nintendo seems to be only discounting two very specific controller models: the right Joy-Con in red and the left Joy-Con in blue — the same as the two controllers included in Nintendo’s default blue / red Switch SKU.
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Buying a single Joy-Con tends to only make sense for customers who are looking to replace a broken or lost Joy-Con. It also could offer more options to anyone suffering from Nintendo’s infamous Joy-Con, drift issue who simply would prefer to swap out their problematic controller for a new one (although Nintendo is still offering free repairs for that issue, at least for now).
Still unchanged is the $79.99 suggested retail price for a full set of Switch controllers (although there does seem to be an unrelated sale on Amazon right now that drops the price for a new set down to $69.99). The new price, however, means that you can get a single Joy-Con for half the cost of a full new set, instead of being forced to pay a $10 premium for a single controller should you need to replace one.
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