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Over the past few months, the Nintendo Switch has been sold out practically everywhere—thanks to hardware shortages and shelter-in-place boredom. Nintendo plans to boost production of the home console to meet demand.
This console is so popular, it’s earned a flawless five-star rating from nearly 30,000 reviewers.
Fun for everyone
The Nintendo Switch—Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition sports a new pastel color scheme (the blue represents the water surrounding the island where the game takes place and the green refers to village store operator Tom Nook’s shirt). The back is decorated with Animal Crossing locations and characters too.
This is the second version of Nintendo Switch, with better and brighter colors and a longer battery life. It’s still one of the best consoles out there, thanks to its wide range of exclusive games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, Fire Emblem Warriors, Super Mario Maker 2 and much more. It comes with two ‘Joy-Con’ controllers on each side—they can be used separately or together.
Trust us, the Nintendo Switch is a blast for people of all ages—not just kids!
“This Switch is so cute and I honestly can’t wait to play Animal Crossing on this,” shared a delighted gamer. “The design on this Switch is so beautiful and Nintendo did a good job on the color scheme and everything! Hopefully this Switch keeps restocking so that everyone can get the chance to have their hands on this beauty.”
Gaming on the go
The Nintendo Switch is the only home console that doubles as a portable handheld video game system. You can take it out of its dock to play your favorite Nintendo games on the go with the same video quality as on your TV.
And with up to nine hours of battery life per charge—compared to the regular Switch’s five hours—the Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing New Horizons Edition can be played just about anywhere.
“The battery life is amazing,” raved a satisfied shopper. “If you're like me and you play your Switch an hour a day, it will last for a couple of days. If you're the type who plays your Switch for hours, you can get up to 9 hours of play, depending on the game.”
In short, the Nintendo Switch is one of the best home consoles you can get your hands on right now...when it’s in stock. Luckily, Amazon has it available and ready to ship, but it’ll likely sell out again fast.
“Fantastic console,” added another five-star reviewer. “Nintendo truly knows how to design a solid gaming console. What I love about the Switch is the games are actually full length instead of the shorter and more casual games.”
Nintendo Switch Games
On sale for $40 (down from $60), the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the biggest reasons the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are perpetually sold out.
What’s all the hype about? New Horizons is the fifth game in the Animal Crossing series. You create your own character in a fully customizable real-time game that features you building your own home and community through exploring, gathering, fishing and trading with your neighbors on a remote island. This game is just fun and charming, while it’s also surprisingly relaxing and calming. It’s the perfect game to play during these stressful times, calming the spirit, bringing folks together, and allowing us to control our environment. Everybody loves it.
Need some games to play? Check out these Nintendo Switch games on sale:
Carnival Games, $15 (was $40), amazon.com
Super Mario Party, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Super Mario Odyssey, $45 (was $60), amazon.com
Splatoon 2, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, $44 (was $60), amazon.com
Yoshi's Crafted World, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, $50 (was $60), amazon.com
Minecraft, $24 (was $30), amazon.com
Sid Meier's Civilization VI, $15 (was $60), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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