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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch

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$59.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Build your community from scratch on a deserted island brimming with possibility
  • Create your personal getaway and customize your character, home, decorations, and even the landscape itself
  • Collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools! Then, use what you create to give your island a personal touch
  • Watch as the time of day and seasons match real life—even your hemisphere! Each day holds potential for surprises and discoveries
  • Get to know the island residents, garden, fish, decorate, hunt for fossils, and more!
  • Show off your paradise – play on the same system with a total of 4 people**, or play together online* or over local wireless** for fun with up to 8 players

Description

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.

Show off your island utopia to family and friends—or pack your bags and visit theirs. Whether playing online* or with others beside you**, island living is even better when you can share it. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook and Isabelle will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community. Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want.

Polygon - "...crafting systems in this game are lovely."
The Verge - "the video game equivalent of a relaxing getaway…"
IGN - "... full of surprises."
GameSpot - "the ability to alter your island to fit your grand plans is exciting. "

© 2020 Nintendo. Animal Crossing and Nintendo Switch are trademarks of Nintendo.

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
**Additional games, systems and/or accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Games, systems and some accessories sold separately.
Model Compatibility: Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Switch
ESRB Age Rating: E - Everyone
ESRB Content Descriptors: No descriptors
Electronics Condition: New
Video Game Genre: Simulation
Format: Physical
Edition: Standard
Multiplayer: Online and Local Multiplayer
Battery: No Battery Used
Street Date: March 20, 2020
TCIN: 76780148
UPC: 045496596439
Item Number (DPCI): 207-30-0213
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 6.5 inches length x 4.1 inches width x 0.4 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.12 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 30 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: To anyone that has preordered the game + journal bundle, have you received it yet? My order is delayed until the 31st! :(

submitted by Iris - 4 years ago
  • A: I also preordered on 2/6 with the journal. My order was back ordered and updated showing no journal. With the current state of the world, I decided to just wait this out. My order finally arrived yesterday 4/1 and the journal WAS included.

    submitted byDub80 - 4 years ago
  • A: Mine still hasn't came in and it's almost 2 weeks after it was supposed to be here

    submitted byWaiting patiently - 4 years ago
  • A: sorry what? animal crossing game consoles are amazing. stop.

    submitted byheehee - 4 years ago
  • A: I also preordered the game when it was advertised with the journal. I contacted support when I saw my order was updated and the journal was no longer listed. Support told me that the game would not arrive with the journal, so I cancelled my order. I also wanted the journal and that was the reason I preordered.

    submitted byLoveAC - 4 years ago
  • A: I pre-ordered 2 months ago on January 25th and just received the package today (the 31st) and mine didn't come with the journal either. I had spoken to someone through the online help center a week prior to this and they told me it WOULD be included with my order.. apparently not. :( Very disappointed, as this was the only reason I chose to pre-order from Target in the first place.

    submitted byFel - 4 years ago
  • A: Same. Just delivered today but didn't come with the journal. Nor worth to preorder and wait for so many days after release

    submitted byCQY - 4 years ago
  • A: I pre-ordered 01/28/2020, I received my journal and game today. I am not sure if it depends on how early you pre-ordered, but I got mine and not sure who else will.

    submitted byTekSone - 4 years ago
  • A: Same here, the game delivered today, but not with the journal, very disappointing. Never going to purchase any pre-order item from Target again. :(

    submitted byKirara - 4 years ago
  • A: Did not come with journal. Ordered Jan 27th, 2020.

    submitted byLittleForest - 4 years ago
  • A: I just got the game delivered today, but it didn't come with the journal. Pretty irritated as it's the only reason I pre-ordered from Target

    submitted byOCPenguins - 4 years ago

Q: Picture says "Journal provide upon receipt of game". What does that mean? I am really confused.

submitted by Alex - 5 years ago
  • A: @ Zortiz Yeah, I ended up going to the store as well and ask a tech guy in electronics. He told me that all pre-orders are done online and that the journal will not be shipped with the actual game. That you have to bring your emailed receipt to your local target the day of release in order to get the journal. Also, said that they are not sure if they will be doing a Thursday night 9pm release of the game and to call the week of release to make sure.

    submitted byAlex - 4 years ago
  • A: It’s means the journal is provided the same time the game is launched. It will be written on your online receipt. But the journal and game comes together As a bundle. In store pickup is unavailable for preorders. They want to send a certain amount to each stores that they can sell within the store and not have all go to preorders cause if it were and option they would ask you what store do you want it shipped at. Hope this helps !

    submitted byChe - 4 years ago
  • A: When you get your order of the game, you get your journal st the same time. I'm just not sure if preorder is available as in store pickup, or only as shipped items.

    submitted bymargaret - 4 years ago
  • A: I just pre-ordered one and I'm just as confused. Went to a store and was told the pre-ordering can only be done online. While I was preordering it online, it says that the pickup version isn't available currently and it only gave me the option to have the game shipped to my house (I was even charged for the shipping). So I'm assuming they should be mailing a hard copy of the game with the journal. But the picture saying that "journal upon receipt of game. Available while supplies last" is very confusing... T^T

    submitted byzortiz - 4 years ago
  • A: I called to complain about not getting my journal with my pre-order. The lady said they ran out and gave me a $20 credit. I was really upset because I did the pre-order in Jan so that my daughter could get the journal. How do you run out of journals when you have a preorder number??? So upsetting Target!!!!

    submitted byThe Rojos - 4 years ago
  • A: Just talked to target staff. It’ll be included with your game in the mail. No need to go to the store tomorrow.

    submitted byLee - 4 years ago
  • A: On their weekly ad, it says that the free item is sent with the game on launch day. I'm assuming that this means that you receive a copy of the journal in the mail along with your game if you preorder, and that the stores will be getting a limited number of journals as well.

    submitted byElle - 4 years ago

Q: Does this come as a digital code? Curious as I want to purchase this for my boyfriend

submitted by Emmie - 5 years ago
  • A: They release on the same day as a digital download and as a physical copy.

    submitted byDub80 - 4 years ago
  • A: Seems like a physical copy with a cartridge, you can just buy the digital download the day it comes out I'm sure.

    submitted byDrea - 5 years ago
  • A: Unfortunately you can't buy the Digital version WITH the Journal Bundle, but on the day of release, Target will sell just the Digital Version

    submitted byDerekBread - 4 years ago
  • A: I don't think it releases until March 20th, 2020as a game cartridge, so might be a little bit before it is a download acode .

    submitted byMalleh - 5 years ago
  • A: The detail section says "Software Format: ROM cartridge". I'm not seeing a way to get the digital download.

    submitted bySeiras - 5 years ago

Q: What is the earliest time I would be able to pick this up in store on the 3/20 release date if I preorder? Would it be waiting @ customer service when the store opens @ 7AM?

submitted by Abe - 5 years ago
  • A: You might as well not preorder it and just go buy it in store when the store opens. It is very unlikely that any store will run out of copies of a game so you don't really need to preorder.

    submitted bymarioparty - 5 years ago
  • A: Just go into the store once it opens, it will most likely be there if they have any.

    submitted byMaria Saaidi - 4 years ago
  • A: You should be able to pick it up once the store opens. I don't remember if you would go to customer service or electronics though but I think customer service since that's where you usually pick up online orders.

    submitted byFB - 5 years ago

Q: Is animal crossing good for kids?

submitted by Maggie - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, Maggie! Regarding your question about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Switch: A fantastic game that will bring hours of entertainment. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byOrlando - 4 years ago
    Target expert support
  • A: Hi, Maggie! Animal Crossing is super peaceful and relaxing. It's appropriate for everyone-Especially kids!

    submitted byAnonymous - 3 years ago

Q: does the game auto save? and is there a way to manually save?

submitted by game card - 4 years ago
  • A: Yes, the game autosaves periodically and you can also manually save.

    submitted byVillager - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, game card! Regarding your question about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Switch: Yes! This game has auto save and you still have the ability to save manually as well. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 4 years ago
    Target expert support

Q: Can I use a target giftcard?

submitted by Jenny - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, Jenny! Regarding your question about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch (Digital): This can be purchased with a Target Giftcard. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byPatrick - 4 years ago
    Target expert support
  • A: Yes, you can apply it to your cart at checkout.

    submitted byMichael - 4 years ago

Q: How can there be a review when the game is not going to be released until March 2020?

submitted by Kathy - 5 years ago
  • A: Likely because those who reviewed it ahead of time are basing it off the 4 previous animal crossing games, as this game is likely to be as long lasting and as, if not more, fun than the previous editions.

    submitted byAlexis - 5 years ago
  • A: Hi, Kathy! Regarding your question about the Welcome to Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch: The reviews your referring to are questions other guests have referring to the product, such as this! If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byRobert - 5 years ago
    Target expert support

Q: Hi, can this be played with a switch light? Also is this a good game for just one player and an elderly person all alone, thank you so much

submitted by Daffyrocks - 7 months ago
  • A: Hi Daffy, thanks for reaching out about Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch. As Animal Crossing is designed to be played in handheld mode, with no special requirements for the dock or joy-cons, it works the same way on a Switch Lite as it does on the original Switch. Animal Crossing works just as well as a single-player game as it does as a multiplayer one. If you have any additional questions, we welcome you to contact MyTGTtech at 833-848-8324 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byJoe - 7 months ago
    Target staff support

Q: Will this game work for oled?

submitted by Lily - 2 years ago
  • A: Hi, Lily! Regarding your question about the Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch: Yes, the OLED Switch can play all standard Switch games, the only noticeable difference is the quality of the screen. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byTaylor - 2 years ago
    Target expert support
4.6 out of 5 stars with 888 reviews
85% would recommend
169 recommendations
lasting appeal: 4.47 out of 5
graphics: 4.74 out of 5
gameplay: 4.46 out of 5
sound quality: 4.69 out of 5

Great game for older kids!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
AshleyTheAries - 1 month ago
This is a great game, but more for older or chill kids. There is a lot of reading, no end point; it’s just a leisurely game where you take your time and build and do little quests. Younger kids who can’t read will probably not enjoy this game, kids who are used to high activity games like Mario etc.. will find this game to be “too slow”. I hate the ratings for this game because adults don’t know what to expect from this, when it’s actually a really fun game.
graphics: 5 out of 5
gameplay: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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Fun!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jlrj1122 - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fun game, not aware if settings can be changed but the only thing I don’t like is children that can not read may have difficulty playing.
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
graphics: 5 out of 5
gameplay: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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SO GOOD!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Grayson - 5 months ago
I love that where is so much stuff to do like I didn’t get it too long ago and I have already played it for 45 hours
graphics: 4 out of 5
gameplay: 5 out of 5
lasting appeal: 5 out of 5
sound quality: 5 out of 5
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Only 1 player. Misleading.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Jacob - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Game says 1-4 players, but really it's a 1-player game. Other players can't do anything meaningful or interact with the story. Can only have one island saved. This caused tears on Xmas Day. Very misleading.
gameplay: 4 out of 5
5 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Fun, interactive game

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kade - 10 months ago
From customizing your own home to the island and choosing who can come or go it is lots of fun!
6 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Good Game, please read.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Userr - 11 months ago
This a great game. One thing I will say is that, if you prefer a more action game then this isn’t the game for you. This is a easy relaxing game, with tons to do! Also for the people who says they got this for 8years old, and those kids say it’s boring or whatever. This game isn’t entertaining for kids those ages. This game is more for 10 and up in my opinion because you do have to read to be able to build things and complete things in the game.
17 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

great game for elementary age kids

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JACD11 - 1 year ago
we bought this for our elementary age daughter and she enjoys this game so much. This is a great game for young to adults.
11 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

"A Little Lame" - 8 year old quote

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AmandaW - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is definitely for younger kids. I got it for my 8 year old and she said it was really lame so we exchanged it for another game.
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Requires a lot of reading - not for kids with learning diffs

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Shell - 1 year ago
NOT FOR DYSLEXIC KIDS. Sure they can practice but the words are hard and it’s a lot. I’m super disappointed I didn’t realize this before we purchased. And really disappointed in Nintendo for not having accessibility options like reading out the text
3 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Love it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ts1504 - 1 year ago
I loved this game and it has been my absolute fav game since New Leaf. Now I really like the new game but the setup was really hard.
15 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Waste of money

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Target mom - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
It’s just a book. There’s zero playing.
Did you find this review helpful?

Great game !

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Beatrice - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is a very fun game, a lot like virtual reality not a game for younger kids because there is a lot of reading there isn’t a end point to it, you just keep upgrading to the next level a lot more fun for either teenagers are older, but a wonder game
7 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Lolly's my favorite

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
targetfun - 1 year ago
Ofc, I purchased in 2020, the game is so much fun, hopefully there’s a new update or installation for it soon! Definitely a must have.
6 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

One of the best shipping outlets

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Tom Nook - 1 year ago
I tend to shop online a lot more than go into a Target and this is honesty the best option. It's fast and tracking services are accurate. I'm so glad to get animal crossing and it came in good condition perfect for all kids on switches and oled.
8 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Dont waste your money

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Horrible - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Stupid game - no point. Not fun, super boring. Not for kids
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Boring for kids

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
A - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
A lot of reading and wandering around in this game. My child eight years of age was not a fan. Boring and expensive for this type. Not sure what the concept is of this game.
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Addicting game for adults

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
That dope libra - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I play this game daily. I'm drawn in. Can't wait to have more friends.
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Amazing and I love how I’m creating my island can’t wait to complete moe r

5 out of 5 stars
Yarelis - 2 years ago
I love this game it is one of the best games that I have purchased
7 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Educational game. No fun.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
MissJane - 2 years ago
Bought from my 8 year old twins. The game is slow and boring, lots and lots and lots of reading. I can see the educational benefits of the game but other than that it’s tedious.
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Great game!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Neto V - 2 years ago
This game is great! Got hooked during quarantine and still play it two years after, I love that they are updating the game to get new features, its for all the family
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