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Nintendo Switch Single Joy-Con Price Cut to $40 in North America

Nintendo Switch Single Joy-Con Price Cut to $40 in North America - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 November 2020 / 1,389 Views

Earlier this month it was announced Nintendo will be cutting the price of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers on November 6 in Japan from 4,480 yen ($43/£33) to 3,740 yen ($36/£27).

Nintendo of America has now announced the price of a single Joy-Con controller will be getting a price cut in North America on November 9 from $49.99 to $39.99. A price cut has not been announced for Europe, but it will likely be getting cut now that Japan and North America are seeing a price cut.

The Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments

Bandorr (on 23 October 2020)

The price will keep drifting I'm sure.

  • +7
etuoyo (on 24 October 2020)

Most expensive terrible quality product in history. I've had 3 pairs of joycons and all developed terrible drift. Shameful quality control by Nintendo.

  • +6
peach79 (on 25 October 2020)

I dont know, the Xbox 360 was pretty bad. I had 3 of them crap out on me, my joycons from when I bought the switch at launch still work fine.

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VAMatt (on 25 October 2020)

Still too high. $29.99 for a single, $49.99 for a pair seems about right. As it is, there is zero chance that I'll buy new joycons for my Switch. In fact, I haven't bought any Nintendo accessories for my Switch because the prices are ridiculous.

  • +4
Cerebralbore101 (on 24 October 2020)

So $40 for you to buy a replacement of a product that failed in a year, when Nintendo should just replace them for free?

  • +4
peach79 (on 25 October 2020)

Nintendo replaces them if you send them in. At least in the U.S.

  • 0
Darwinianevolution (on 23 October 2020)

Nice. Now the same for Europe, please.

  • +4
CrowRSchneider (on 23 October 2020)

Is this a preparation for the new Joycon Pro without the drift??????

  • +3
Wman1996 (on 23 October 2020)

$29.99-$34.99 would make more sense, but this is a welcome change.

  • +3
Ashadelo (on 23 October 2020)

I wonder how much profit Nintendo makes off these?

  • +1
VAMatt (on 25 October 2020)

A shitload

  • 0
LivingMetal (on 23 October 2020)

We love you, Nintendo. And you know it. But please bring down your prices.

  • +1
Zeldadude (on 24 October 2020)

Who the hell buys a single joycon?

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Tridrakious (on 24 October 2020)

That's good. I always felt that they were overpriced.

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