Nintendo fans can pocket a few of their coins moving forward, now that the Joy-Con price drop is making its way stateside. The news comes from Nintendo of America’s official Twitter account. Nintendo announced a single Joy-Con will only cost $39.99 starting on November 9, 2020. Previously, they were only sold together in bundles for $79.99.
Earlier in October 2020, we heard that Nintendo was lowering the price of single controllers in Japan. Fans were anticipating the Joy-Con price drop would reach other regions, especially for the holidays. Nintendo tweeted the following information from its official account:
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
Due to the wording of the Tweet, it’s unclear if this will apply to all color variations of Joy-Con or just the Neon Blue left and Neon Red right. Interestingly, the price of a single Joy-Con in Japan are still cheaper than in America (about $5 USD cheaper at the time of this article).
Though the Joy-Con price drop is welcome, the ever-prevalent Joy-Con drift is still a hot topic. Nintendo has mostly been quiet, but it has briefly commented about customers’ inconvenienced by the drift. Fans in America can have their Joy-Con repaired for free, even if the controllers are out of warranty. Nintendo of America even has a customer support website specifically for Joy-Con repair.
Nintendo will offer the Neon Blue left Joy-Con and Neon Red right Joy-Con for $39.99 starting November 9, 2020.