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Nookazon makes all Animal Crossing: New Horizons items easy to get

Buy your village’s needs, yes yes!

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Cass Marshall is a news writer focusing on gaming and culture coverage, taking a particular interest in the human stories of the wild world of online games.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans all want to fill out their islands with specific sets of furniture and clothing items. You can rely on your own island’s stock, tap friends for trades, or use social media to speed things up. But some clever fans have found a much more efficient solution to this problem.

Nookazon is a tool where anyone can post their inventories. Furniture, fruit, crafting items and even neighbors are all up for sale for Bells, Nook Miles, or an equal value barter. Once fans select an item, players use the site to instantly find owners, along with contact info such as Discord ID and Switch Codes. Nookazon adds a whole extra layer of infrastructure to Animal Crossing, allowing players to build wishlists and easily trade with other islands.

Players have seen Tom Nook as a Jeff Bezos-like business figure for some time now, and so it makes sense that they’d put his face and name on something as all-encompassing as Nookazon. The conceit, combined with the charming graphic design and colors of the site, almost make Nookazon feel like a natural part of New Horizons. No part of it breaks my immersion; it almost feels like a real Nook move.

Based off the bustling categories of the site, most fans don’t seem bothered by how easy one can game the Animal Crossing economy, which typically requires players to wait for whatever they might want. I have to admit, I find the site super fun to browse. Just like real Amazon, I’m tempted by a wall of items that I’ve never seen before, all of which would probably end up in my storage and largely untouched.

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