Animal Crossing Switch Console

The special edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Nintendo Switch console is back in stock at a number of retailers. After quickly selling out in preorder, it's been unavailable for months.

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best Nintendo Switch games you can get. So it's no surprise that Nintendo would release a limited edition Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing console.
  2. Do bear in mind that the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Nintendo Switch does not come with a copy of the game, but it's the standard price for a Switch console itself so you're not losing.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows you and up to 7 others on your Nintendo Switch system to live on one shared island. The save data for the island or for the individual residents of the island can be transferred to a new Nintendo Switch system after updating the game software to the latest version. The island save data can also be backed up in case you lose access to your Nintendo Switch system and can be restored on a replacement system.

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There are three ways to transfer Animal Crossing: New Horizons save data to a new Nintendo Switch system. Please read about each option to determine which feature you would like to use:

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Entire Island Transfer

Use this feature if you wish to transfer the entire island and all residents to a new Nintendo Switch system. The island, all progress and customizations, your animal neighbors, the island resident representative, and any other residents that have been created on the island will be transferred.

This feature is helpful if you are replacing your Nintendo Switch system with a new one and all players who have played Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be using the new Nintendo Switch system. It is also the only way to transfer your island resident representative when you have not backed up your island.

You must have access to both the original system and the new system to use this feature.

Resident Move (Single Player Transfer)

Use this feature if you wish to transfer just one resident to a new Nintendo Switch system. The resident, the resident’s home, and most items held by the resident and kept in storage will be transferred to an island on the new Nintendo Switch system. The island resident representative cannot be transferred.

This feature is helpful when just one player wants to continue playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on a new Nintendo Switch or when multiple residents other than the island resident representative will be using the new Nintendo Switch. The transferred player(s) will move to a new island with new animals, so any island progress and animal neighbors will remain on the original Nintendo Switch system.

You must have access to both the original system and the new system to use this feature.

Island Backup and Restore

Use the island backup feature to ensure your island save data can be recovered in a situation where you lose access to your Nintendo Switch system. If you have enabled island backup, you will be able to restore the last saved version of your island and all residents on a replacement Nintendo Switch system.

You must have already enabled island backup on the original system to use this feature, but you can restore the island save data using only the new system.

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  • USD $59.99MSRP*
  • CAD $79.99MSRP*

Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing™: New Horizons Edition

Animal Crossing Switch Best Buy

This Nintendo Switch™ system takes design inspiration from the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game, with lovely pastel green and blue Joy-Con™ controllers that are white on the back, white wrist straps, and a white Nintendo Switch dock, adorned with images of Tom Nook, Timmy, and Tommy.

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