Need a single Joy-Con? Nintendo will soon have you covered

For all those Joy-free accidents.

Nintendo will begin selling single Joy-Cons from November 9.

Yes, anyone who’s accidentally thrown a Joy-Con out the window during a slightly too vigorous game of Fitness Boxing will finally have the chance to replace their lost part. Where you’re after the Joy or the Con – that is how the two parts are labelled, right? – Nintendo will have you covered.

The single Joy-Cons will come in Neon Blue for the left controller, and Neon Red for the right controller. Yes, that does mean you could end up with a grey left controller paired up with a red right one. But hey, that just makes you even more unique than most! The single Joy-Cons will cost $39.99 from the Nintendo store and will likely be made available at wider retailers. That’s roughly half the $79.99 regular asking price for a pair of Joy-Cons.

For any folks suffering from Joy-Con drift and struggling to get a repair through Nintendo, the option to purchase a new Joy-Con may well prove to be an expensive but necessary purchase. With separable controllers, the potential of breaking a single Joy-Con very real indeed, which makes it somewhat surprising that Nintendo hasn’t offered up single Joy-Cons before now. But for anyone who’s suffered the misfortune of a broken Joy-Con, this will make for very good news indeed.

To recap: Nintendo will begin selling single Joy-Cons for the Nintendo Switch from November 9 this year. Available colours are Neon Red and Neon Blue.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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