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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Does Not Include Single Joy-Con Support

If you were hoping to play Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition with a single Joy-Con, you may be left disappointed. The game doesn’t support playing with one Joy-Con controller and requires all players to have at least two joysticks at their disposal. This means that you either need your own pair of Joy-Con controllers or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition was released earlier today, May 11, via the Nintendo eShop. It comes with several add-on packs, including the Super Mario Mash-Up pack. You can check out the official launch trailer below:


22 thoughts on “Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Does Not Include Single Joy-Con Support”

  1. Well, A great way not to use the feature that makes the switch stand out. I have a pro controller so it’s not a big deal for me but 2 player Minecraft on the go is now much more of a hassle

    1. Less of a hassle than trying to use a single-joystick controller for a game that needs twin sticks for movement and aiming, I reckon.

    1. I think you can change the language by changing your switch’s settings. Change the language to what ever language you would like and I think minecraft will be in that language.

  2. Okay, but can you move your reticle in the game via motion control by moving the right Joy-Con (like aiming a bow in Breath of the Wild)? That’s how I’d prefer to play this one since BotW proved it possible.

  3. Isn’t they’re an Amazon prime Minecraft (minicraft or something?) Clone that uses motion controls that only uses a remote/wand that has a single joystick… and it sucks?

  4. thenintendoreviewer

    As cool as single joy con control can be for games like Mario Kart, we have to accept that such a thing simply won’t work for a lot of modern games. Specially any that require two thumb sticks being used at the same time

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