Nintendo is cutting the price of single Joy-Cons to $40

Starting on 11/9, single #NintendoSwitch Joy-Con controllers will be available for purchase for $39.99. Choose from the left Joy-Con controller in Neon Blue, and the right Joy-Con controller in Neon Red. pic.twitter.com/wXW8BEssS7

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 23, 2020

A single Joy-Con could be useful for folks who want to play games with more people in their household. You only need one of the controllers to play certain multiplayer titles like Overcooked 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

If you’d really rather stick with Nintendo’s own Switch controllers instead of opting for a third-party one, this is a welcome change. However, there have been widespread reports of Joy-Con drift issues, which cause the analog sticks to register non-existent inputs. Nintendo has reportedly been repairing affected controllers for free, but there are multiple ongoing class-action lawsuits against the company over the matter.

“drift is not an issue on the switch” @NintendoUK #NintendoSwitchPlease ask Casper to stop playing then. It’s my turn on the switch.I wouldn’t mind but I had to get these repaired once when it was under guarantee (first two months!) / pic.twitter.com/EmSfSIZLdg

— Potato (@The_Potato_Cat) October 23, 2020