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Topic: Is Animal Crossing New Horizons worth buying a Switch for?

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YellowMcVillage
 
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3/8/2020 7:34am
I've never been too keen on buying a Nintendo Switch, but now that Animal Crossing's shipping over to it, should it I buy it merely for it?
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I mean, I will be.
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Pathos
 
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1/5 7:06am
Same.

But it depends on a bunch of personal factors, so no one can really tell you whether or not you should.
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skater9801
 
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12/21/2020 12:44am
That's really up to you. Emulation is an option but when and if it's going to be playable can't be determined right now. Switch isn't my main platform but it's nice to have for Nintendo exclusives.
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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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Alternatively, you could get a Switch Lite and the game for just $260 (although Nintendo Switch Online will run you an extra $20 per year).
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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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12/21/2020 12:39am
Yes.

Though I may be biased since I am paying $300 to play a single video game as well.

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Meowtastic
 
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12/16/2020 11:25am
I think so.  I have 2 switches.  There's a lot of really fun games on the switch though, I highly doubt you'd only want Animal Crossing out of everything there is to offer.
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Meowtastic Why two switches?
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Meowtastic
 
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cuz I have a kid and I don't like to share
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Also buying a switch just to play AC.
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3/10/2020 3:59pm
IMHO The Switch is an awesome piece of tech.  Even if you only play ACNH, totally worth it however I have to put in a plug for Breath of the Wild which was a truly stunning game in every way.
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12/28/2020 10:47am
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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marlasinger
 
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12/26/2020 1:57pm
I'm going to be buying a Switch just for Animal Crossing. I played WW and NL on my DS, but played them both to death. I miss having a handheld console, and cannot wait to get back into it again.
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Lucool
 
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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.
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klerpi
 
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I bought a switch because of NH. So far I'm loving it!

I'm playing Breath of the Wild while waiting for the launch and I gotta say, the game is surprisingly good. It's been a while since I enjoyed a game so much and I totally didn't expect it.

So don't knock the other games before you try it. Get it for Animal Crossing but also try other games, it's a very good system.
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HatakeSage
 
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We bought one for breath of the wild on release day.
Then eventually we got loads of games and bought another - used one
Now we have two, and it helped to play Pokemon together

We also have a child, so i'm sure it will get loads of use.
We love ours, I'd say its worth it for sure, you dont have to play just animal crossing
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You're on the wroooong site to be asking if you should get a switch for NH. We're all so obsessed with AC that we have an account on a dedicated AC site....

Anyway, I bought a switch just for NH. I bought Mario Kart to play in the meantime, and I might pick up another game or two to play as well.
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I bought mine firstly for AC, then bought other games since i already have the console
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PennyGwin
 
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8/27/2020 5:25pm
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.
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As someone who purposely held out on buying a switch until this month in anticipation of New Horizons--I think it is!
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Nataya
 
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Short answer: Yes

Long answer: If you can afford it.
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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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