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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.
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.
A #NintendoSwitch system inspired by #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons is on the way! With unique Joy-Con controllers, a custom design on the back, and a special Nintendo Switch dock, it’s the perfect way to start your island life. Available 3/13 for $299.99.https://t.co/MC5dJ11F3U pic.twitter.com/VigTPi4NDB— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 31, 2020
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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