Supply for the Nintendo Switch seems to be slightly stabilizing overall, and I’m seeing the standard edition available at places like Walmart and Best Buy alongside the Animal Crossing edition. But if you’re going to get a Nintendo Switch, why not pick up this one? Most things in life are better with little cartoon raccoons on them and presented in pleasing pastel colors. Note that you still need to buy the game separately.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not still the cultural touchstone that it was in the early days of the pandemic, but it’s still an excellent game more than capable of soothing our troubled minds during times of crisis. It’s a game about living a slow, relaxing life on a deserted island full of anthropomorphic animals in the hopes that one day, a nude dog will come and play guitar. It is a pleasing game, and I’d recommend anyone who could use a calming daily ritual in their lives to pick it up.
It’s also currently available for $10 off. As a fair warning, this is probably about as good as you’re going to do: Nintendo is famously loathe to discount it’s tentpole releases, and the exceeding popularity of this game means that you’re unlikely to see a discount more than $10 for a little while.
The Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch can, of course, be used to play any number of other Switch games, and there are a ton I’d recommend picking up as well. Amazon has a number of them on a moderate discount for Prime Day, so head on over and check out titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluze, Luigi’s Mansion 3, or The Outer Worlds.