The new Animal Crossing Switch console is absolutely stunning. Yeah, sure, it’s another game-branded console, but just look at it! How could you not fall in love with this cutesy console?
Below you’ll find all the info you need including when this thing will be hitting both store shelves and online.
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It’s safe to say the Animal Crossing Switch Console is one of – if not the – best designs Nintendo has come out with. It is everything the doting Animal Crossing fan could ask for.
There’s a lot of work that’s gone into this beauty. The joy-cons come in pastel green and blue fronts with white backing. The Nintendo Switch dock is a brilliant white with a super-cute Animal Crossing: New Horizons decal on the front. And the Nintendo Switch console itself features tiny Animal Crossing logos in a glossy black to contrast the matte black.
It really is gorgeous. If you’re an Animal Crossing fan and don’t own a Nintendo Switch yet, this is the one to go with. Heck, even if you own a Switch this is a tempting proposition! Just keep in mind, the console doesn’t come with a copy of the game, so just to be safe, don’t forget to order Animal Crossing: New Horizons as well as the console if you plan on playing the latest adventure.
As of writing Amazon has its product page up, and you can but it there, but given the popularity of the console, it’s selling out crazy fast. My advice? Keep checking back every few hours and set up a stock alert. It’s not ideal, but that’s the best way to snag one of these beauties. Just beware of price gouges given how popular it is.
If the Animal Crossing Switch Console Is Out of Stock…
If you are struggling to get the new console, don’t forget you can always grab the original black Nintendo Switch console for around the same price (before price gouging, that is) or if you’re only going to be using the Switch in handheld mode, the Switch Lite is around $100 cheaper. Who doesn’t love saving money?
When is the Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Console Out?
This lovely Switch console released on March 3, 2020 with a recommended retail price of $299.99.
For reference, the regular Nintendo Switch costs around the same price, give or take a buck. These game-branded consoles don’t last forever, and will eventually fall out of circulation, so I’d definitely recommend picking it up sooner than later if you’re looking to add it to your collection.
There are currently two versions of Animal Crossing: New Horizons available for pre-order – physical and digital. Both versions are identical, it all just depends how you prefer to game. If you like having a box and game card, and don’t mind sitting around waiting for the mail to turn up, go physical.
But if you’re impatient like me, and hate having to switch in and out different game cards (what can I say, I like having all my games on my Switch at once!), go digital and download the game with a code.
- Pre-Order Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Physical Game Card
- Pre-Order Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Digital Download
How freaking adorable is this case? Even if this wasn’t Animal Crossing-themed, I’d still recommend picking up a carry case of some description.
Switch console have a habit of getting scratched. Not just the screen, but the console itself. If you’re taking it out for, say, commuting, you’ll want something to protect it.
The Animal Crossing Switch Carry Case comes with a stunning carry case and a screen protector – the latter of the pack adds a further layer of screen protection you won’t want to skimp on.
What Is Animal Crossing?
I’ve played several Animal Crossing games and I’m still not even sure! It’s kind of a life and business simulation. You start with a modest home and through foraging for different items – fish, apples, frogs – can amass a small fortune. It’s capitalism in a cuddly, wholesome way.
Although building up your furry empire is a huge part of the game, so is decorating your house and threads. How will people know you’ve made it unless your house has all the latest tech?
It’s one of those games where you can lose yourself in for hours or minutes at a time and come away feeling like you’ve accomplished something. And with such a fun, warm aesthetic, it’s a game that’s perfect for both kids and adults who want a break from shooting and looting. It’s the ultimate chill game, in other words.
For reference, Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS was awarded a 9.6 by IGN. That’s how great they are!
Best Nintendo Switch Accessories
Although there aren’t any specific accessories needed to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if you’re a new Switch owner there are some that are definitely worth considering.
This Nintendo Switch Accessory Bundle is a great way to get everything you need for one price. The pack includes screen protectors (which are a must!), a case, stylus, earphones, USB cable, and a game card case.
If you plan on using the Animal Crossing Switch console hooked up to the TV, the joy-con controllers will do the job, but if you plan on branching out into other Switch games, a controller is well worth picking up.
The PowerA Enhanced Controller is my personal choice. While the joy-cons are great on Mario and Pokemon games, when it comes to Fortnite or DOOM they – to put it bluntly – suck. The PowerA controller has convex thumbsticks, which makes controlling the thumbsticks so much easier. Plus as it’s a two-handed controller, gamers coming from the Xbox One or PS4 will feel right at home.