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).
Starting on 11/9, single #NintendoSwitch Joy-Con controllers will be available for purchase for $39.99. Choose from the left Joy-Con controller in Neon Blue, and the right Joy-Con controller in Neon Red. pic.twitter.com/wXW8BEssS7— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 23, 2020
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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