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The Nintendo Switch is way more adorable as a dog plush

Just look at those big, floppy ears

Nintendo Switch plush by Anna the Red Anna the Red/Twitter
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Some people just see video game hardware when they look at the Nintendo Switch. But if you take a closer look, you’ll find something much more fluffy: a dog with giant ears.

More than a few people noticed the resemblance, including chiptune musician Professor Sakamoto and artist Cuteosphere. Inspired by those drawings, plush designer Anna the Red, of Pit People developer The Behemoth, turned the idea into an adorable real thing.

The basis for the Nintendo Switch plush is not the console itself, but its Joy-Con controllers. They can slide onto the left and right sides of the Switch hardware, and can also be used by themselves. For a more comfortable, traditional control experience, users can drop them into the Joy-Con Grip.

The Grip is a shell for the Joy-Con units, and when it’s holding the controllers, its handles look like, well, dog ears (if you’re looking at it from the front):

Nintendo Switch hardware
The Joy-Con Grip (left) next to the Nintendo Switch in its dock.
Image: Nintendo

Either of these two things — the Switch and the plush — would make for a fine addition to your living room. You’ll be able to buy a Nintendo Switch in March; there’s no word on whether Anna the Red plans to make more of this plush toy or sell it. You can find more poses of the Switch plush on her Twitter account.

For more on the Nintendo Switch, check out our roundup of all the news from last week’s announcement.

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