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Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons Are About to Receive a Permanent Price Cut

We've also rounded up some budget-friendly alternatives if you want to save even more.

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After around three and a half years of nonstop success, Nintendo has announced single Joy-Cons will cost $39.99 each starting November 9th, down from an original MSRP of $49.99.

While you could previously get a set of Joy-Cons for $80, it cost more per Joy-Con when you bought each individually. This price reduction makes the prospect of buying fun Joy-Con color schemes more achievable, and will hopefully lead to even bigger discounts on the Joy-Con bundles.

For a limited time, Amazon has Joy-Con sets in-stock for $69, or $10.99 off MSRP. This applies to the red/blue Joy-Cons, the pink/green Joy-Cons or the gray Joy-Cons.

Check Joy-Con Deals on Amazon

If you’re interested in the Pro Controller, Amazon has it for $59, or around $10 off MSRP. While this isn’t the biggest discount, it’s par for the course for Nintendo products, and one of the best prices we’ve seen to date.

Check Pro Controller Deals On Amazon

The Switch is among the best consoles ever created, so it’s a shame the included Joy-Con Controllers aren’t ideal for demanding games. Over time, they’ll inevitably succumb to the dreaded ‘Joy-Con Drift’ issue, and even at the start they have trouble picking up precise movements in platformers or first-person shooters. For an optimal gaming experience, it’s a really good idea to pick up a standalone controller.

To solve this problem, Nintendo released the Switch Pro Controller. It’s much more responsive than the standard Joy-Cons and holds its own when compared to the gamepads offered by PlayStation and Xbox. Beyond the Switch Pro Controller, there are also several great third-party controllers that can both improve your game and save you a couple bucks.

If none of current sales below catch your eye, be sure to set up a Deal Alert to receive notifications when other promotions are available.

The Best Current Switch Pro Controller Deals

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Credit: Nintendo

The Pro Controller doesn’t go on sale often, and even when it is discounted, we don’t usually see a large price reduction. However, we have noticed promotions at a few of the following retailers, so it might not be a bad idea to frequently check their listings.

Even at full price, the Pro Controller offers tremendous value. It charges via USB-C and has an advertised battery life of 40 hours. For reference, the PS4 advertises 4-8 hours of life per charge for its controllers.

Walmart

Amazon currently has the Pro Controller at just $59, with Walmart matching this price. It’s been reported by many Slickdealers that this sale has appeared several times over the past few months, so it’s worth keeping an eye on these websites.

GameStop

Newegg

Best Buy

Target

Amazon

Best Deals on Third-Party Pro Controllers

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Credit: PowerA

If you’re looking for a way to save even more cash, third-party controllers are a great option. PowerA is among the most popular third-party retailers and offers a variety of products at discounted prices.

PDP is another great manufacturer that creates a bunch of responsive, affordable wired controllers.

Best Deals on Other Switch Controllers

Nintendo Switch Controllers

Switch owners have several great controller options beyond the Pro design. Both Nintendo and third-party manufacturers have created an impressive lineup of retro controllers that might appeal to the classic gamer.

Best Deals on Joy-Cons

Neon Joy Con Switch Controllers
Credit: Nintendo

If you don’t mind the standard Joy-Cons, here are the best retailers to find them in-stock and on sale.

Best Buy

Amazon

Walmart

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Jon Bitner

Jon is a freelance writer who primarily focuses on topics related to video games, science, medicine and technology. Before starting his career as a writer he worked in the Biotechnology industry. He has a degree in Biology, and when he isn't writing he can usually be found traveling, playing video games or hunting down the latest deals.

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