I guess it depends on how much you like animal crossing. since a new standard switch + game is about $360 US, if you think you can get at least 300 hours out of it, I'd say it'd be worth it. considering a lot of people managed to get a few thousand hours out of NL, it's definitely doable. AC is one of those games that you can get enough out of that I'd say it is worth the price of a switch for that one game alone if you think you'll like it
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I didn't get AC:NL for a few years after release because I didn't think getting the console just for it was worth it.
It could end up being worth it but I'd wait a few days to see how initial reviews are. This seems to be the biggest jump between games by far in the series so it could be amazing or could be a step down from AC:NL.
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I bought a switch for ACNH I love it. Its an amazing system. Even the light is pretty good. I find it worth it considering how much I love this game series and have played ACNL. I have a feeling I will be playing ACNH even more. That being said I did opt for the better switch due to the better battery life and TV capabilities.
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The Switch is a great little system. It has lots of great 1st & 3rd party games not to mention the countless number of indies some of which are really good. There's something for everyone. Animal Crossing, especially in this forum is the icing on the cake...
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I'm buying a Switch just for Animal Crossing; I really wasn't sure whether to do it because it's a lot of money, but Animal Crossing is my favourite game of all time and I know I'll be playing it for the rest of my life(!) so it seems a fair investment to me.
YellowMcVillage - If you're not keen on the Switch for whatever reason, are you sure that Animal Crossing: New Horizons would change your mind?
I suppose if you've gotten lots of mileage out of past entries, then the one game might be worth buying the console for, but given what you'd be paying I would suggest looking at other games on the system, too, so as to make the most out of the investment - it's a fairly big entertainment outlay, after all.
There are thousands of games on the Switch at this point, big and small, and the £18-per-year online service also includes some as incentives at no extra charge (specifically, things like the curated NES and SNES retro collections, and Tetris 99). There are some free-to-play downloadable titles available for the system, too.
Not gonna lie, I was in your same predicament. However, as soon as I saw that adorable animal crossing themed switch, I immediately preordered as I believe that I’ll play the game enough to get my money’s worth out of it (even if I only ever play New Horizons). Also, I have never played an AC game straight from release day, so lowkey I am pumped about that, as I won’t become behind in the DLCs and whatnot.
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