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Joy-Cons are getting a price cut in Japan. Nintendo announced that as of November 6, the standalone Joy Cons will be reduced to 3,740 yen ($35) from 4,480 yen ($42) each. No word yet whether price cuts will be in effect elsewhere.  


Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Has anyone in America ever seen them sold singularly?  I know that was a big selling point when the Switch came out, that if you had a faulty/broken one, you could just buy a replacement for it instead of having to buy a whole new pair.  But I’ve never seen them sold separately anywhere in America; only in pairs.