Nintendo Is Reducing The Price Of Switch Joy-Cons In Japan

The tiny controllers will soon cost less money in Nintendo's home country, but it's unclear if the discount will apply worldwide.


If you're in Japan and searching for a new pair of Joy-Con controllers for your Nintendo Switch, you're in luck. VGC is reporting that Nintendo has cut the consumer price of their tiny controllers within the country, bringing them down by over 16% after over three and a half years on sale.

Starting November 6, a single Joy-Con will cost 3740 yen (about $36) plus tax, down from 4480 yen (about $43) plus tax. This price cut is being applied across all controller colors, and will be available through Nintendo Japan's online store as well as at retailers.

While Joy-Con were previously slightly more expensive in Japan than in the US (where a pair costs $80), now they cost a bit less.

Unfortunately, it's not clear yet whether Nintendo will similarly cut prices in other regions, especially with the Switch selling extremely well. It's also worth noting that Joy-Cons continue to suffer from "drift" issues, and Nintendo has been facing lawsuits as a result--including one from a child.

It's worth keeping an eye on Amazon right now if you're looking for a cheaper Joy-Con set, as last year the company discounted them for Prime Day. We'll keep you updated on our Nintendo Switch Prime Day hub.

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