Nintendo Switch Repairs Halted In North America Due To Coronavirus

Nintendo has closed its repair centers due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no timetable for opening them again.

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If you love Animal Crossing: New Horizons or treasure your Nintendo Switch like us, we suggest being very careful with your system in the future. Nintendo has postponed repairs for the system as well as its older consoles in North America due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Nintendo closed its repair centers in accordance with local and federal guidelines, and it does not have an estimated date for when they will resume repairs. During this period, those who send in their consoles may have them returned. Any systems already at the repair centers will stay there until work resumes.

"We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding," Nintendo said on its support page. "Once repairs resume, we will work as quickly as possible to get you playing again."

Any existing repair orders will remain valid for 180 days. If your system's warranty expired during the period in which the repair centers were closed, Nintendo will still honor it.

Repairs are currently delayed for Nintendo Switch, the DS, 3DS, 2DS, Wii, Wii U, SNES Classic, and NES Classic systems, as well as any later versions of them like the 2DS or Nintendo Switch Lite.

Those in the market for a new Switch may be out of luck right now, as it's sold out at most retailers, at least in the non-Lite variety. We'll be keeping an eye out for where you can buy a Switch.

If your Nintendo Switch system is still working properly, you can find Amiibo figures for Animal Crossing: New Horizons in stores. These add additional content to the game and also serve as adorable figures for your shelves. We aren't entirely sure why you would want Tom Nook constantly reminding you about your mortgage, however, but not having to pay any interest is unheard of in the real world.

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