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Nintendo Joy-Cons Are Getting A Permanent Price Cut Soon

Nintendo is cutting the price of individual Switch Joy-Cons, bringing them in line with the price of Joy-Con two-packs.


Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are pretty expensive for video game controllers considering they're sort of like buying half a controller, but Nintendo is planning on making them a little more affordable. Previously $50, individual left and right Joy-Cons will soon cost $40 each. That brings them in line with Joy-Con two-packs, which get you both controllers for $80. This price cut will go into effect on November 9, so you may want to hold off on any Joy-Con purchases until then.

Nintendo of America announced the news on Twitter, stating that you can get either the left Joy-Con in Neon Blue or the right Joy-Con in Neon Red. Nintendo didn't mention anything about its grey Joy-Cons, which are still listed as $50 on its website--it's unclear if grey is being discontinued.

Thankfully, you can frequently get Joy-Cons at below their list price, thanks to frequent discounts on Amazon and Walmart. Right now, Amazon and Walmart have Joy-Con two-packs on for $69, down from their regular price of $80. Some colours aren't in stock, but you can reserve them now by placing an order.

If you're looking for more recommendations, check out our guide to the best Nintendo Switch controllers. There are a number of Joy-Con alternatives that are worth considering as well. Also, if you're looking for gifts, check out our Nintendo Switch gift guide as well as our choices for best tech gadget gifts and best stocking stuffer ideas.

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