Buying new Joy-Cons, even simply considered one of them has all the time been a steep funding since you would solely purchase them in pairs at $79.99. That will lastly change, over three years after the Switch’s launch. Nintendo introduced that particular person Joy-Cons will likely be accessible for buy within the very close to future.
Beginning November 9, Nintendo will provide the Neon Red and Blue controllers individually for a still-relatively costly $39.99. Unfortunately, the colours stay locked to particular orientations. By that I imply you’ll be able to solely get Red left Joy-Cons and Blue proper ones. While that’s been the usual format since launch, it will have been good to have the colours on the alternative aspect. That manner pairs of Red/Blue Joy-Cons might be made extra simply. On the brilliant aspect, my Switch can lastly rock a pair of Grey/Red controllers. Yes, I’m bizarre – talking of which, hopefully, Nintendo will provide single packs of the extra unique controller colours earlier than later.
Starting on 11/9, single #NintendoSwitch Joy-Con controllers will likely be accessible for buy for $39.99. Choose from the left Joy-Con controller in Neon Blue, and the best Joy-Con controller in Neon Red. pic.twitter.com/wXW8BEssS7
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 23, 2020
Nintendo’s Joy-Con points, significantly with controller drift, and extra particularly on the left Joy-Con, are properly documented and nonetheless very a lot a difficulty. Class-action lawsuits proceed to be levied in opposition to the writer by offended Switch homeowners even after it began offering free repairs last year. Saving $30 bucks to solely substitute the offending Joy-Con as an alternative of getting saddled with an additional one actually helps. God assist them in the event that they nonetheless have not mounted the problem, although. If I have been a betting man…I’d counsel holding on to these receipts. Just in case.
It’s good timing too provided that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Pikmin 3 Deluxe are simply across the nook. The cash saved by changing that one problematic controller can go in direction of shopping for a type of as an alternative. Or you’d wait weeks for Nintendo to repair it without cost. Up to you.
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