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Update: Animal Crossing Switch Console Pre-Orders Are Sold Out

The limited-edition console has been in high demand.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on Switch March 20, and if you're thinking of buying a Switch specifically for this island getaway, you're in luck. An Animal Crossing-themed Switch will release March 13, and Nintendo went all out for this special edition console. It features custom Joy-Cons, a uniquely colored and textured back panel, and an adorable Switch dock. The new Switch has been a hot topic ever since it was announced a couple weeks back. Unfortunately, pre-orders are sold out at all major retailers. There's a chance pre-orders could reopen before launch, but quantities will likely be highly limited.

The Animal Crossing Switch releases one week before the game's launch, but it doesn't come with a copy of New Horizons. Still, this is probably the best limited-edition Switch we've seen so far.

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The dock features Tom Nook and his nephews, and it's very cute. The Joy-Cons will be sold separately in Japan, but Nintendo hasn't announced plans to bring the set to the US, too.

The images we've seen of the Switch also confirm that it's the new model with better battery life, as it sports the HAC-001(01) serial number. That means you'll be able to explore your Animal Crossing island on the go for longer.

A unique carry case and screen protector are also coming, for those of us who can't bring ourselves to buy a whole new Switch.

The console will retail for $300, which is the standard price for the system.

If you're excited for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our preorder guide to make sure you get the best deal on day one.

Pre-order Nintendo Switch: Animal Crossing New Horizons Edition

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