Buying new Joy-Cons, even just one of them, has always been a big investment since you could only buy them in pairs at $ 79.99. That will finally change, more than 3 years after the Switch launched. Nintendo has announced that individual Joy-Cons will be available for purchase in the very near future. Starting November 9, Nintendo will be offering the Neon Red and Blue controllers separately for a still relatively expensive price of $ 39.99. Unfortunately, the colors remain locked on specific orientations. By that I mean you can only get the red Joy-Cons on the left and the blue ones on the right. While this has been the standard layout since launch, it would have been nice to have the colors on the opposite side. This way, pairs of red / blue Joy-Cons can be created more easily. On the bright side, my Switch can finally toggle a pair of gray / red controllers. Yes, I’m weird – speaking of which, I hope Nintendo releases unique packs of the more exotic controller colors sooner rather than later. Starting 9/11, unique #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 Nintendo’s Joy-Con issues, especially with controller drift, and more specifically on the left Joy-Con, are well documented and still very problematic. Class actions continue to be brought against the publisher by angry Switch owners, even after they started offering free repairs last year. Saving $ 30 to replace just the offending Joy-Con instead of getting saddled with another certainly helps. God help them if they still haven’t solved the problem. If I were a bettor … I would suggest keeping these receipts. In case. It’s also good timing given that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Pikmin 3 Deluxe are just around the corner. The money saved by replacing this problematic controller can be used to purchase one instead. Or you would wait weeks for Nintendo to fix it for free. Up to you. Are you excited to finally buy a single Joy-Con? Let us know in the comments!