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Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Nintendo Switch is on sale again

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There’s no telling how long this console will stick around

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Photo of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch hardware in its dock Photo: Nintendo

Nintendo is bringing back its Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Switch for the holiday season. The company announced the return of the pastel green and blue Joy-con controllers on Twitter on Friday morning, after it shared information about the game’s new fall update.

According to Nintendo, the Switch should be coming back into stock at local retailers soon. However, the only site we can find with the Switch at the correct $299.99 price at the time of writing is GameStop. (The GameStop website, however, is struggling under heavy traffic due to the PlayStation 5 pre-order period. You’ll likely be redirected to a PlayStation 5 pre-order waiting screen. This doesn’t mean you’re actually in line for a PS5. Rather, it’s just the default landing page for GameStop at the moment. Give the site a couple of minutes and you’ll get redirected back to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch.)

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch was first released back in March when the game came out, but has been largely unavailable since then. The Animal Crossing Switch comes with unique green and blue pastel-colored Joy-cons and a special Animal Crossing-inspired dock. One thing the Switch doesn’t come with is the actual Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, so if you want to play it on your new Switch you’ll need to get that separately.

While Nintendo is putting this specially designed Switch out for now, there’s no telling how long it will be in stock. The first version went pretty quickly, so you may have to pick this console up quickly before they’re all sold out again.

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