Buying new Joy-Cons, even simply one in every of them has all the time been a steep funding since you can 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 shall be out there for buy within the very close to future.
Beginning November 9, Nintendo will supply 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 other aspect. That approach pairs of Red/Blue Joy-Cons might be made extra simply. On the intense aspect, my Switch can lastly rock a pair of Grey/Red controllers. Yes, I’m bizarre – talking of which, hopefully, Nintendo will supply single packs of the extra unique controller colours earlier than later.
Starting on 11/9, single #NintendoSwitch Joy-Con controllers shall be out there for buy for $39.99. Choose from the left Joy-Con controller in Neon Blue, and the fitting Joy-Con controller in Neon Red. pic.twitter.com/wXW8BEssS7
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 23, 2020
Nintendo’s Joy-Con points, notably with controller drift, and extra particularly on the left Joy-Con, are effectively documented and nonetheless very a lot a problem. Class-action lawsuits proceed to be levied in opposition to the writer by indignant Switch homeowners even after it started providing free repairs final yr. Saving $30 bucks to solely exchange 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 fastened the difficulty, although. If I had been a betting man…I’d counsel holding on to these receipts. Just in case.
It’s good timing too on condition 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 kind of as an alternative. Or you’d wait weeks for Nintendo to repair it at no cost. Up to you.
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