This is not a drill: The Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Nintendo Switch console is finally back in stock
Grab yours before it’s gone.
Since its launch in March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly became the most talked-about Nintendo game of 2020. Released at the start of a global pandemic, it was a calming, pastel-colored escape for many in lockdown. At the time, the new game wasn’t the only thing fans had to look forward to: To celebrate its release, Nintendo also dropped a themed Switch console that, to no surprise, sold out within minutes.
But good things come to those who wait. Nintendo finally restocked the Animal Crossing-themed Switch console, which is currently available for purchase at Amazon and Best Buy for its regular $300 price tag. With Switch consoles becoming a rarity amidst increased demand, this version is bound to sell out in a snap (again).
Animal Crossing is one of Nintendo’s best-selling series of all time. Originally developed for the Nintendo 64 system in 2001, the game’s premise involves a player finding him or herself relocated to a town full of anthropomorphic animals. Daily activities include bug catching, fishing, and completing tasks for the villagers, as well as random events like the infamous Bunny Day and Bug Off competitions.
New Horizons has garnered critical acclaim for its open-ended gameplay and use of real time, which allows for a different (and incredibly addicting) experience every single round. Each previous Animal Crossing installment has gone on to become a best-seller, and New Horizons, as expected, blew records out of the water. It sold 10.6 million copies in the last quarter, and even encouraged sales for the Switch console, according to the company.
The game is currently on sale for $10 less than usual, making it the perfect time for the uninitiated to finally grab what’s unequivocally the game of the year. Below, take a look at the other products you can score from the Animal Crossing universe, and be sure to grab your Switch before it’s gone.
Buy it! Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch, $24.99 at amazon.com
Buy it! Animal Crossing: New Horizons Official Companion Guide, $26.67 (orig. $29.99) at amazon.com