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Animal Crossing: New Horizons shipments appear to be delayed by Amazon

Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiplayer Local
Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiplayer Local (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to come out on March 20.
  • Players are reporting that Amazon has delayed their orders by up to a week.
  • This delay appears to be due to the COVID-19 outbreak affecting Amazon shipping.

People on Reddit are reporting that their shipments of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been delayed by Amazon. Though not specifically stated in the emails they have received, it's likely that the COVID-19 pandemic is what's affecting shipments as Amazon has suspended all non-essential shipments to its warehouses except for medical supplies and household necessities.

According to fans who pre-ordered and received the email stating its shipping delay, the new date that their copies should arrive is March 24. These delays only appear to be affecting those in the United States, and some are speculating that it could be due to an Amazon warehouse worker in Queens, New York testing positive for COVID-19.

If you pre-ordered your copy on Amazon, you might want to check its estimated ship date to make sure it hasn't been pushed back. Some people are saying that they're attempting to cancel their pre-orders from Amazon and will just buy it digitally instead of waiting. Those in regions outside of the US and Canada still look to receive their copies on March 20.

This comes after Square Enix warned that physical copies of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake could be delayed due to COVID-19, though it is still set to release on April 10.

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and bought a Nintendo Switch specifically for all things Pokemon. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.