The best Nintendo Switch Joy-Con deals in March 2023

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Joy-Con deals can be difficult to find as these great controllers for the Nintendo Switch are incredibly popular and hold their price well. Nintendo themselves rarely lower their prices outside of big sale events, but every now and then you can find some decent deals from other retailers on the popular accessories. We've listed some of those deals below to help you find the best prices available right now.

Nintendo consoles and relevant accessories aren't cheap. With their continued popularity, you're going to be paying a considerable price tag even with the discounts available. When looking at Joy-Cons specifically, the RRP usually comes in at around £74.99/$79.99 for the classic pairing. 

However, we're seeing some pretty great discounts from Amazon and other retailers where the price currently sits as low as £58.99/$59.99. We don't know how long these prices will last, but we'll be sure to keep you updated when there's any changes.

The Nintendo Switch comes with a set of Joy-Cons right out the box, but owning a spare pair will prove useful if you want to play with friends on multiplayer games whilst also ensuring you have a back up option if you suffer the dreaded Joy-Con drift. This common issue means that the controllers register movement without any player input. Whilst the issue can be repaired, owning a spare pair of Joy-Cons ensures you aren't left unable to play your console whilst you wait for them to be fixed.

Once you get your shiny new controllers, why not take a look at our guide to the best Nintendo Switch games and our list of the best upcoming Switch games. If you're still looking for the console itself, you can check out our guide to the best Nintendo Switch deals for regular updates.

Nintendo Switch controllers: best Joy-Con deals

Best Nintendo Joy-Con deals Original Joy-Con

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Nintendo Joy-Con Pair

The original Nintendo Switch controllers.

Weight: 100g (combined) | Battery Life: Up to 20 hours

Wide variation of colours
Easily connects to console
Can act as two separate controllers
Frequently in and out of stock
Tendency for Joy-Con drift

Owning extra Joy-Cons is a great way to make sure you're well equipped for multiplayer game nights and playing with friends. They're easy to connect to the Nintendo Switch and their sleek design ensures they're easily portable.

The Joy-Con is proof of Nintendo's innovative design when it comes to their tech. Each controller comes armed with HD rumble features as well as an inbuilt gyroscope motion sensor and accelerometer. The right Joy-Con even has an IR (Infrared) motion camera to detect movement, shape and distance of objects when playing compatible games. Their versatile design means you can use them as two separate controllers, or as one single game pad either attached to the console or slotted into a Joy-Con grip. 

There are plenty of different colour and design options too - if the traditional blue and red colour scheme isn't your jam, you can switch it up with vivid colours like purple, yellow, green and pink to name a few. Alternatively, keep it simple with the sleek grey coloured casing. You can even pick up special-edition Joy-Cons that include franchise-inspired designs like Zelda and Animal Crossing.

How many Joy-Cons can you pair to a Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch has an impressive capacity of eight paired controllers at any one time. This can include a mix of Joy-Cons or the more traditional Pro controller. However, it's important to remember that if you are using your Joy-Cons in the Joy-Con grip it will still count as 2 separate controllers, even if only one player is using it. Remember the number of players able to get involved will also be determined by the game software itself!

How do I charge my Joy-Cons?

You need to charge your Joy-Cons in order to use them in tabletop or TV mode. You can charge your Joy-Cons easily - simply click them into place on your console and place it on charge as you normally would. As the console gains battery, so do your Joy-Cons. Alternatively, you can charge them whilst housed in the Joy-Con grip. Either plug it into the Nintendo Switch dock using the included USB cable, or plug it directly into the power supply using the AC Adaptor you would usually use to charge the console. It take approximately three and a half hours to charge the controllers and once fully charged, your Nintendo Joy-Con has approximately 20 hours of play time.

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Alison Barretta

Alison is a freelance writer and editor from Philadelphia, USA. She's been sharing buying advice and retail news for over a decade. When she isn't hunting for deals, Alison can be found teaching/training in martial arts, fawning over skincare, and indulging in her quarantine-borne hobby: cooking. She has written for a number of publications including TechRadar, Forbes and Business Insider.

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