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Animal Crossing Switch Dock And Joy-Cons Will Be Sold Separately, At Least In Japan

Hopefully these Animal Crossing: New Horizons accessories release in the US, too.

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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Switch console is almost too cute. As an owner of a launch model Switch, I'm trying to talk myself into buying it. Mainly I want one for the wonderful design, but the practical reason I'm trying to use is that it's the updated model with better battery life. However, $300 is a lot to ask for a console you already have. Nintendo is selling the Switch dock and Joy-Cons separately, but so far they have only been confirmed for release in Japan.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Joy-Con
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Joy-Con

Both the Joy-Cons and the dock release March 20--a week after the console releases--and will be available to pre-order from My Nintendo Store starting February 8. The Joy-Cons cost roughly $75, and the dock costs about $60.

Unfortunately, Nintendo Japan only delivers domestically, so hopefully a store that ships internationally, such as Play Asia, will carry them as well. Of course, it'd be ideal if Nintendo just releases both the Joy-Cons and the dock in the US.

The dock features Tom Nook and the Nooklings
The dock features Tom Nook and the Nooklings

Animal Crossing fans in the US will be able to get their hands on at least a few official accessories. Nintendo announced the New Horizons Aloha Edition carrying case alongside the console. It'll be available for both the Switch and Switch Lite for $25. You can also grab a pair of Power A Animal Crossing-themed wireless controllers. If you still need to pre-order your copy of the game, our New Horizons pre-order guide outlines all of the bonuses you can get at various retailers.

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