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Where to Buy the Japanese Animal Crossing Consoles (Switch & 3DS)

Animal Crossing (Dōbutsu no Mori) is one of the most beloved Japanese video game series of all time. With a large fanbase all around the world, there is a high demand for the Japanese Animal Crossing consoles. Furthermore, some of these consoles and merchandise are exclusive to Japan and can’t be purchased outside of the country. For those of you looking to get your hands on the hardware, this article will explain where you can buy both the Japanese Animal Crossing 3DS consoles and the Animal Crossing Switch console online.

Please Note: The Nintendo 3DS and 2DS consoles are region locked. This means without modding the consoles, you can only play Japanese games on Japanese consoles.

Japanese Animal Crossing 3DS and 2DS Consoles

Since Nintendo announced that they were discontinuing production for the 3DS and focusing their efforts on the Switch, it is likely that prices for themed 2DS and 3DS consoles will go up. You should definitely snatch one of these Animal Crossing consoles before they are all gone.


Nintendo 3DS LL


The Animal Crossing 3DS LL comes with the game pre-installed and a simple cover design. Manufacturing for this console has ceased, and there are few left on the market. It is available New & Used Here.

‘New’ Nintendo 2DS LL

This simple, yet elegantly designed Animal Crossing 2DS LL is currently available New & Used Here. This set comes with the Animal Crossing: New Leaf game pre-installed and an Amiibo card.


‘New’ Nintendo 3DS

This 3DS console pack comes with cover plates decorated with numerous iconic characters from the game. It is available New & Used Here.


‘New’ Nintendo 3DS LL Happy Home Designer Pack

This pack includes the Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Game pre-installed, an Amiibo card, and 6 AR cards.

It is available New & Used Here.


Japanese Animal Crossing Switch Console



Being the first-ever Animal Crossing Switch console, this package is in incredibly high demand all over the world. The package includes:

    • Animal Crossing themed Nintendo Switch console
    • Animal Crossing themed dock
    • Pastel blue and green Joy Cons
    • Joy Con grip
    • Joy Con wrist straps
    • Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-installed on console

Because of manufacturing and shipping complications due to the Coronavirus, Nintendo has ceased preorders for the console on the official Japanese Nintendo Store. At the moment there are no listings of the console on Amazon Japan. If you are looking to purchase the Japanese Animal Crossing Switch Console, keep an eye out on Yahoo Auctions for future updates.


Read more: How to use Yahoo! Auctions Japan

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Article| 20/03/2020 | Pop culturegaming


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