The limited edition Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is perfect


New console available March 13 for $299.99

[Update: The Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console is now listed at retailers in the United States including Target, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon. In many cases, pre-orders are open.]

On March 13, 2020, Nintendo is coming out with a limited edition Nintendo Switch – that’s Switch, not Switch Lite! – console themed around Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It looks so pleasant and pure.

Pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers.

The pastel Joy-Con controllers have some of my favorite colors yet – I want these as standalones.

The Nook family appears on the Animal Crossing Switch dock

And the custom dock with the Nooks and extra detailing on the back of the Switch is just icing on top.

The back of the Animal Crossing Switch console has an intricate design

New Horizons is not included with the system – it’s launching a week later on March 20. We’re close.

Along with the lovely new console, Nintendo also plans to sell an Animal Crossing-themed Switch carrying case and screen protector on March 13, 2020, for $24.99. If you still need a case, it’s a looker.

The #NintendoSwitch #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector will also be available for purchase on 3/13!

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 31, 2020

I don’t need it. I don’t need it. (All right, maybe I need it…)