Those Animal Crossing Joy-Cons for the Switch Might be Sold Separately

Those Animal Crossing Joy-Cons for the Switch Might be Sold Separately

I can hear my wallet screaming.

Earlier today, everyone collectively lost their minds over a Nintendo Switch, and for good reason. Nintendo unveiled the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Nintendo Switch, complete with a stylish dock and new Joy-Cons.

Turns out those Joy-Cons might be available to purchase separately from the main console bundle. According to the Japanese Nintendo Store, you might be able to purchase the cute Joy-Cons from the bundle on their own. While the Joy-Cons haven't been confirmed for a western release right now by Nintendo, it's hard not to imagine them making their way over here.

The Joy-Cons for sale on the Japanese Nintendo Store. | Nintendo

If you don't want to feel completely left out, but still want those super cute new Joy-Cons, this is the perfect solution. Unless you just happen to have $300 to drop on the complete package, in which case lucky you (*glares*).

That's not all for New Horizons-themed Switch gear. Releasing just a week before the actual game on March 13, there's a new Animal Crossing-themed Switch carry case. There's two variants here: one for the base Nintendo Switch, and one for the Nintendo Switch Lite, both retailing for $24.99.

The New Horizons Switch carry case. | Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases on March 20, 2020, the same day as Doom Eternal of all things. If you're itching for something Animal Crossing-related right now, Nintendo has a New Horizons birthday calendar available to print now, so you can celebrate every Animal Crossing character's birthday all year long.

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