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While Nintendo’s Joy-Cons may be the bane of some people’s existence due to their small size and notorious reputation for developing stick drift, they remain the Nintendo Switch’s de facto controller. They also remain a little pricey, normally costing $79.99 for a pair. Yes, you get more value out of them since you can split them up and use them individually for two-player games, but that usually comes at the cost of convenience and limited game compatibility. Fortunately, today you can pick up a set of classic neon red and neon blue Joy-Cons for a heavily discounted price of $54.99 at Adorama.
It’s one of Adorama’s deals of the day, so it’s due to expire tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. ET — or maybe sooner if the New York-based retailer sells out on its site. The $25 instant discount is applied when you add the Joy-Cons to your cart, and the controllers should also get free shipping when you checkout.
For all their lauded issues, Joy-Cons offer a bit of a versatile input method for the Switch. These are the main controllers in handheld mode, and they can be used wirelessly in docked mode with traditional controls or with motion. They are the key to active play like Ring shaped adventureand when mounted in a grip they are suitable for deeper games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – although they pale in comparison to the Switch Pro Controller. This agreement comes at just the right time, as the most recent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Paid DLC tracks have just launched. It’s a good time to stock up on extra controllers for local multiplayer.