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Nintendo cuts price of single Joy-Con, but not by much

Now $39.99; a pair is still 2x that

product shot of two individual nintendo switch joy-cons, blue and red, in their packaging Image: Nintendo of America

The standard price of a solo Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller is going down by $10, to $39.99, beginning Nov. 9. It’s been $49.99 since the console launched more than three years ago.

Nintendo announced the price drop Friday morning. A pair of Joy-Cons is still $79.99 (also the launch MSRP), so while this (probably) more reflects their individual cost, you still save nothing if you buy a full set rather than two individually. You can have any color you want, as long as it’s blue (for the left controller) or red (for the right).

Though the permanent MSRP on a pair of Joy-Cons is still the same, right now Amazon has a pair on sale for $69, in four color schemes — classic red and blue not among them, though.

It’s not a spectacular price drop, but if one of yours has an issue (like cough, cough, drift or something) it’s still cheaper than getting a pair. And a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is still $69.99, for those wondering.

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