Best Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Accessories iMore 2020

The Animal Crossing series became a fast favorite among Nintendo fans after it was released in the U.S. for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002. The adorable characters and quaint town in this social simulation make it hard not to fall in love with the game as you become part of the neighborhood with each interaction. Since its release, gamers all over have been unable to contain their excitement for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To keep your furry friends close where ever you go, we have found all the best Animal Crossing-themed accessories you can get for your Nintendo Switch.

The machine itself: Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition

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The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch design set the internet on fire. The back of the console features a subtle map design and some of the game's characters, and the Joy-Cons are a pastel mint green and light blue. This version of the Switch sold like hot cakes and is incredibly hard to find. Your best chance at getting one is through eBay or a similar source. When going this route for any purchases it is important to make sure you're purchasing from a legitimate seller.

Give it a skin: Controller Gear Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch Skin Bundle

If you already have a Nintendo Switch and aren't looking to trade it in, but would like the Animal Crossing look, Controller Gear made a Nintendo Licensed skin you can get instead! Refresh your system with one of many Animal Crossing-themed options built to fit your Switch, base, and controllers, including this one of the Nook family.

Pastel joy: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Joy-Cons

Another way to bring Animal Crossing to your Nintendo Switch is with the new, pastel Joy-Cons. Get the great Animal Crossing look without repurchasing the console. These were not released separately in the U.S., but there are some alternatives to buying the Japanese ones that can be found on eBay. It might be difficult to find an official pair, but If you are feeling handy, you can purchase shells to replace your red/blue or gray ones with (I bet your villager would be proud).

From $70 at eBay

Just in case: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case & Screen Protector

If you travel with your Nintendo Switch and don't have any way to protect it on the move, this Aloha Edition case is a great way to bring Animal Crossing style to your Switch accessories. In addition to the cute and eye-catching pastel leaf pattern, you will also get a screen protector to add to the protection of your system.

Hard protection for the Lite: Animal Crossing TPU Semi-Hard Cover

To give your Nintendo Switch Lite some extra protection without losing the flair, try out this Animal Crossing TPU Semi-Hard Cover. It has the cute Animal Crossing style on the back without blocking the color on the front while the TPU material prevents scratches and impact damage.

From $25 at Walmart

Buddy up with the assistant mayor: amiibo Isabelle

As the town's assistant-mayor (in New Leaf anyway), Isabelle is one of the most popular Animal Crossing characters. Her amiibo is a cute and functional collectible item to have for other games like Super Smash Bros and will allow you to add her to a photo shoot on Harvey's island.

Take control with the Nooks: POWER A Enhanced Wireless Controller - Timmy & Tommy Nook

If you prefer to play with a wireless controller instead of the Joy-Cons, this Timmy & Tommy Nook controller is one of two PowerA controller Animal Crossing options.

No strings attached: POWER A Enhanced Wireless Controller - K.K. Slider

The other PowerA controller for Animal Crossing features K.K. Slider playing his guitar. This controller is also a wireless option to use in place of the Joy-Cons.

Slim bag: Animal Crossing Shoulder Pouch

This Nintendo-licensed shoulder bag is a great option for those who prefer to travel light. It can carry the Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite with an additional pocket for accessories.

From $46 at eBay

For the prepared traveller: Animal Crossing Tote Bag

For those who like to travel with a little more space (or a few more items), this tote bag is also Nintendo licensed for carrying the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. It has pockets along the inside for game cases, a charger, and plenty of room in the main pocket to carry more.

From $53 at eBay

Just the basics: Animal Crossing Hand Pouch

Carry all your basic items in one place with this small hand pouch. It will fit a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite and has a front pocket for things like headphones or small game cases. Pair it with one of the bags for a cute matching set or take it on its own!

From $35 at eBay

A sweet setup: Animal Crossing Playstand

Foldable and adjustable, sit back and play comfortably with your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite set up in whichever of the three positions is your favorite. There is also a space for your cord so you can plug in the system.

From $16 at eBay

Soft touch: Nintendo Switch Pouch

Polyester on the outside, plush on the inside, this lightweight pouch offers a simple carrying solution with three Animal Crossing patterns to choose from. There is a zipper pouch for storage and a snap to keep your Switch safely in place.

$25 on Etsy

Stick with a light nod: Animal Crossing Leaf Vinyl Decal

If you don't feel like turning your whole Switch into a shrine of Animal Crossing but would like to show just a little love for it, you could always put this small sticker on your Switch or case. This sticker is also good for laptops and water bottles (as long as you don't put them through the dishwasher) if you'd prefer.

Starting at $4 on Etsy

A non-permanent option: Padded Dock Cover

With this padded dock cover, you can show your Animal Crossing spirit for now and remove it to add something else later! This cotton fabric goes over the front part of your dock without adding size to it and has a soft back to it for the screen of your Switch. It's a great option if you're not looking to commit to having designs on your system forever.

$18 on Etsy

Stylish travel: Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite Case Cover

This Etsy store is giving a stylish, crossbody purse-like case with 4 fabric options for both Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite systems. The strap is optional, detachable, and adjustable. Carry your games along too with five built-in game slots.

Starting at $29 on Etsy

Space saver: Miniature Game Storage Case Keychain for Nintendo Switch

If keeping your game out of the case sounds like a risk, but carrying around the bulky box takes up too much space or doesn't mesh with your Switch case, these adorable mini-game storage keychains are the best of both worlds for taking your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game with you wherever you go. These cases are made to look like the full-size boxes but are only the size of the game cards and attached to a key ring for easy travel.

$8 on Etsy

Adding to your collection: Animal Crossing Themed Game Case for Nintendo Switch Cartridges

To keep all your games in one place, you may consider a large game cartridge case like this one made to look like the Animal Crossing edition of the Nintendo Switch. You can choose to get one for 30 or 60 games, which will be fitted inside foam and snaps closed so your cartridges will be secure.

Switch it up: Controller Gear Animal Crossing - Nintendo Switch Travel Case

With two skins included in the purchase of this hardshell case, it's like getting two cases in one. These removable skins offer a way to switch up the look of your case from time to time so you don't have to purchase a whole new one if you want something different for a while. It's officially licensed and can hold four Joy-Con Controllers, four Joy-Con sides, an AC power adapter, 12 game cartridges and two microSD cards.

$25 on Amazon

Get a hold of Tom Nook: Silicone Analog Non-Slip Thumb Grips

Get a better grip on your Switch analog sticks with these Animal Crossing-colored, Tom Nook covered thumb grips. They will protect your sticks from scratches and wear while also providing a constant reminder to get some bells and pay your debts.

Bring the Animal Crossing town to your home!

Some of these accessories were only released in Japan and can only be found on eBay or similar sites. There are ways to get these items in the states, it just takes some extra work. These items definitely fit the style of the latest game and will give you a piece of Animal Crossing to take with you wherever you go.

The announcement of the new Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition and matching Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case were exciting enough. Now everyone has been enjoying finding their favorite characters and building up their dream island in game since it was released.

To get the perfect photo of your ideal residents, invite them to the photoshoot with the individual amiibo figures like the amiibo Isabelle. Before you buy any amiibo accessories, make sure to get a good understanding of the functionality of the amiibos on your island. How are you bringing Animal Crossing to your Nintendo Switch?

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