You'd be forgiven for thinking the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch is a limited one-time offer, but it turns out this might not actually be the case. A Nintendo Switch subreddit user by the name of hlin1993 recently spotted an interesting footnote on the bottom of the Hong Kong Nintendo webpage featuring this themed bundle.
Here's what it says, according to Google Translate:
Specially designed main units and carrying cases are not limited in quantity. Will be re-produced in the future
So, if you missed out on a pre-order, there might just be a chance of securing one of these Animal Crossing-themed Switch in the future. In saying this, there's been no mention of more units being manufacturer for here in the west.
While other themed Switch have received additional stock in the past, it's always to nice hear about more units potentially being made available – even if there aren't necessarily any guarantees.
Did you manage to pre-order one of these systems when it was revealed? Let us know in the comments.
Scalpers are sad. lol
I did preorder one, but it would be nice if those that wanted one can get one down the line as well.
Scalpers on suicide watch
Didn't they say the same thing about the Smash one?
This model looks so nice they should continue to make it. If I liked Animal Crossing I would have to get one.
I'm gutted that I missed out. It's pre-sold out Australia-wide.
I'm also unsure of the release date of the console itself. In the U.S., it's apparently releasing on the 13th, but Australian stores are saying that it won't release until the 20th. I need to know which day to take off work so I can go console hunting.
Next order will sell out even faster. Hoping I can get one, if not, I'm not paying over $500.
@Silly_G that’s because in the US the system isn’t bundled with the game like it is worldwide. We are only getting the system itself. The trade off is that they are releasing it a week early.
@mousieone : Australia isn't getting the game bundled either though (presumably due to the weak Aussie dollar).
After reading the story about hardware being made in forced labour camps I can't stomach the idea of this. Imagine buying something so sweet looking knowing that it was possibly made by a child that's forced to make them day in day out.
@Robotsvsgodzilla I mean that's literally just about anything from China. Since Nintendo is moving production to Vietnam due to U.S. tariffs, I expect they will be made in the Vietnamese equilivant.
I don't know anything about costs, but 20 years ago Nintendo and Sony made their consoles in Japan. I wonder what it would take for them to do that again.
@Robotsvsgodzilla A switch made from a child’s sweat and tears?!?! I’ll take 3 please! 😈
@Trajan I understand why everything is made in China but this is beyond workers being pushed hard in factories. They are sourcing parts from literal re-education camps worked by prisoners. I'd happily pay more and own less to avoid these situations.
@Tendogamerxxx you have the option to buy them already.
@shinesprites if a single screw is made under those conditions I have no interest in supporting Nintendo (or any of the other companies mentioned). Just because a lot of the companies do it, that doesn't make it okay
@Robotsvsgodzilla Your current Switch was made the same way, so you already contributed to re-education
I don't see that anywhere on the Hong Kong's site maybe they've updated it
@HobbitGamer amazing observation. You guys have me convinced, it's all good.
I preordered two. I’m a grown up!
I tried for weeks to get a pre-order. How a pre-order for a product not yet released or made yet is out of stock is just...stupid.
It is now a lost sale for me.
Got mine preordered! Not sure if we'll keep it or sell it, ha e to wait and see what it's going for. Looking forward to it!
Have one pre ordered.
@msvt. It is out of stock because they only had pre orders for the number they could produce for the release day and each retailer for the amount of stock they will receive on that day. As they don’t know when or how many more after that they will receive. If say Amazon or GameStop sold people a pre order, and did not deliver on that day, fairly soon after that day, or not for a long while, people would be more upset.
I see, thanks!
Got it pre ordered but will likely cancel it. The more I think about it the more I’m happy with my OG switch
Luckily I do have a pre-order in store. But I also have a pre-order off Best Buy's website which I am going to cancel. I only did that because it didn't look like my regular retailer was doing in-store but then a few days later they did. Love this system's design but definitely don't want to pay twice for it, LOL!
@Robotsvsgodzilla If you feel that way then you better stop buying at least 90% of the things you buy.
@JayJ that's the plan matey
@DuskformLycanroc my dude if you preordered online i will buy ur preorder from u lmao... i want this thing b a d
@Trajan Yeah I miss those days of Japanese electronics being truly Japanese. Seems like we were getting better quality back then.
Good as long as it's one of the order options this will stop scalpers and let buyers whom are legit buyers get one.
@pokken preordered of UK Nintendo store
Oh thank god! I foolishly stopped looking at the pre-order page when it was announced that the coronavirus was going to effect production. I've been kicking myself ever since.
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