Quick Answer: Why Are Joycons Expensive?

Why are Joycons so expensive?

Nothing in the breakdown explains why the Joycons are so expensive at $80.

The MEMS accelerometer they use costs $1.88 each when buying 500 at a time.

The entire concept of the Switch as a multiplayer in-couch experience is heavily undermined by the excessive cost of a controller.

Are Joycons expensive?

The left or right Joy-Con controllers can be purchased for $49.99 each, and keep in mind that each controller has slightly different functionality; they’re not all the same. A bundle of both controllers is $79.99.

How much does it cost to make a joy con?

According to Japanese teardown firm Fomalhaut, which was also responsible for that Switch console teardown, it costs a massive $90 to make a pair of Joy-Con controllers. With a controller pair typically retailing for $79, this means that Nintendo is losing a minimum of $11 for each pair that it sells.

Why is switching games expensive?

Nintendo Switch carts cost more to make than Blu-rays. What does this mean? Well, we’ve heard that the cost of manufacturing a Nintendo Switch game is higher than the cost of making a PS4, PC or Xbox One game, because the cartridges the Switch uses cost more to make than Blu-ray discs.