Best Buy Just Dropped an Exciting New Pre-Order Bonus for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Although there is no deluxe edition of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for sale, there are still a few unique pre-order bonuses.

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  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Release Date: March 20, 2020
  • Editions Available: Standard
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch
  • MSRP for Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Standard — $59.99

UPDATE 2/14: Even though Animal Crossing comes out in less than five weeks, Best Buy just released a new pre-order bonus option. When you pre-order the game at Best Buy, you can   add on a “Plush Bell Bag” for an additional $5 (total price = $64.99). This Bell Bag toy is sold separately for $19.99, so you’re getting a 75% discount if you choose to purchase them as a set. Of course, pre-ordering from Best Buy also nets you a Phone & Tech Badge plus $10 Rewards Credit if you’re a My Best Buy Member. Keep reading for our full pre-order guide.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 20th, and while no retailers are running discounts for the title, there are still a few exclusive pre-order bonuses for early adopters. Plus, Nintendo has blessed us with an adorable Animal Crossing themed Switch, complete with our favorite capitalist Tom Nook gracing the front of the dock.

Pre-Order Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Amazon

What’s New in New Horizons?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is looking to take the series to new heights. Instead of offering players a house in a small village, Nintendo is giving gamers an entire island to explore and customize as they see fit.

Everything we’ve seen so far has made the wait even harder to deal with, as it appears to be exactly what Animal Crossing fans have been wishing for. Check out the trailer below to see the relaxing gameplay in action:

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Where to Pre-Order Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Unlike many other high-profile releases, there is no “deluxe” edition of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are also no universal pre-order bonuses, any and all extras are tied to specific retailers.

If you’re looking to pick up the game on day one, be sure to do so from one of these retailers to go home with some swag:

Best Buy

Animal Crossing: New Horizons  — $59.99

Show your love for Animal Crossing with the exclusive Phone & Tech Badge from Best Buy. It’s basically a heavy-duty sticker for electronics that is reusable and leaves behind no residue. Who wouldn’t want Tom Nook in a Hawaiian shirt gracing the back of their phone?

My Best Buy Members also receive the usual $10 reward credit when pre-ordering.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons + Plush Bell Bag$64.99

Target

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — $59.99

Target is giving away an Animal Crossing themed calendar day planner with all pre-orders — but it is currently sold out. However, there is the possibility that the planner will be restocked before March 20th, so keep an eye on Target’s website if you’re hoping to pick one up.

Amazon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — $59.99

Even though it isn’t offering a pre-order bonus, Amazon does give shoppers its usual “Pre-order Price Guarantee.” That is, if the game goes on sale before it ships, you’re entitled to the discounted price. While that’s not guaranteed to happen, it’s still good to know you won’t miss out on any potential sales by pre-ordering today.

Where to Pre-Order The Animal Crossing Themed Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing themed switch
Credit: Nintendo

Oddly enough, the new Animal Crossing Themed Nintendo Switch does not come bundled with Animal Crossing: New Horizons — so be sure to pre-order the game separately.

Instead, you get an Animal-Crossing branded Nintendo Switch with pastel blue and green Joy-Cons. For anyone curious, this is the updated 2019 Nintendo Switch with improved battery, so if you’ve been on the fence about upgrading, there’s never been a cuter option.

Walmart

Nintendo Switch Console, Animal Crossing Edition — $299.99

Amazon

Nintendo Switch Console, Animal Crossing Edition — $299.99

Best Buy

Nintendo Switch Console, Animal Crossing Edition — $299.99

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch Controllers

Animal Crossing Pro Controllers
Credit: PowerA

If you don’t need a whole new console but still want some Animal Crossing accessories, then you might be interested in these new controllers from PowerA. While they aren’t manufactured by Nintendo, they are officially licensed products and received favorable reviews from both critics and consumers.

Amazon

Nook Themed Controller — $49.99

K.K. Slider Themed Controller — $49.99

Target

Nook Themed Controller — $49.99

K.K. Slider Themed Controller — $49.99

If you’re deadset on picking up Animal Crossing: New Horizons on sale, set a Deal Alert and we’ll let you know as soon as the first discount hits our forums.

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