Nintendo reduced the price of a single Joy-Con controller to US$39.99 (about 3,000 rupees). The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller will be purchased from the United States at a lower price from November 9. The discount is only applicable to two controller models-neon blue and neon red. Since the launch of the Switch in 2017, Nintendo has been charging $49.99 (approximately Rs 3,700) for a single controller replacement.
Japanese company Announce Prices dropped via Twitter. A complete controller is priced at US$79.99 (approximately Rs 5,900) on the Nintendo Store, although it is now priced at US$69 (approximately Rs 5,100) on Amazon. The price of the complete controller will not be affected.
Nintendo’s price drop is useful for people who want to play games with more people. Nintendo Switch (review) was released in 2017, and as of June 30 this year, 61.44 million units have been sold worldwide.
Starting from November 6, Nintendo’s prices in Japan will also drop. According to a report, the price of a single Joy-Con controller will drop from 4,480 yen (approximately US$43 or Rs 3,200) to 3,740 yen (approximately US$36 or Rs 2,600). The price reduction will apply to all Joy-Con color variants available on the Nintendo Online Store-gray, red, blue, yellow, pink, green and neon red.
At the same time, according to recent reports, Nintendo may release an upgraded version of the Switch next year. The report claims that the company is developing a more powerful version of Nintendo Switch, which will bring better image quality. Another report claimed that Nintendo is planning to support 4K HD graphics with more computing power in the next-generation Switch. It also pointed out that the upgraded Switch will come with various games from Nintendo and other studios. The games range from casual to marathon.
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