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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Unboxing
In the latest Nintendo Minute episode, we get to see an official unboxing of the special Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition console ahead of its release on March 13th. There’s one caveat for those picking up this system in North America, the game itself is not included, but in the UK, buyers will get a special download code for the title to be used at the Nintendo eShop. Read more for the unboxing video and additional information.

Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Console
A special edition Animal Crossing themed Nintendo Switch system is set for release on March 13th, and it’s still priced at $299.99. The design is inspired by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game, complete with pastel green and blue Joy-Con controllers, which are white on the back. You also get white wrist straps and a white Nintendo Switch dock with images of recognizable characters Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy. Read more for additional pictures and information

Clippad Smartphone Game Controllers
Photo credit: Giacomo Zangani
Most know of Nintendo’s Joy-Con, which are the primary game controllers for the Switch, consisting of two individual units, each containing an analog stick and an array of buttons. They can either be used while attached to the main console unit, or detached and played wirelessly; when detached, a pair of Joy-Con can be used by a single player, or divided between two as individual controllers. Giacomo Zangani’s Clippad may not have the two player functionality, but when not in use, this smartphone game controller easily slips into your pocket. Read more for an animation, additional pictures and information.

GameCube Joy-Cons Nintendo Switch
Let’s face it, the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons have earned a poor reputation due to their joystick drift issues, but one gamer wanted to solve this issue in the most creative way possible. So, Shank Mods decided to take apart a Wavebird wireless controller and transform it into a pair of functional Joy-Cons that work just like the original, including the shoulder buttons for shared-screen multiplayer, but minus infrared functionality. Read more for the build video and additional information.

8Bitdo Zero 2 Switch
The 8Bitdo Zero 2 controller may be keychain-sized, but it works with a variety of platforms, the Nintendo Switch included, all for $19.99. Weighing just 20g, it features a D-pad, four face buttons, two shoulder buttons, Start, and Select, making it great for classic retro games. In addition to the Switch, it’s compatible with Windows PCs, Android, Macs, and Raspberry Pi devices. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

Nanica Smitch Nintendo Switch Knockoff
Photo credit: Reddit
Video game console knockoffs are nothing new, especially for something as popular as the Nintendo Switch. However, “Nanica Smitch” not only attempts to copy its looks, but aesthetics as well. It comes with detachable game pads that mimic the Joy-Cons, and appears to have 800 built-in games, which we assume are just random titles not related to anything available on the Switch. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.

Amazon Credit Switch Lite
The Nintendo Switch Lite is great for on-the-go gaming or just anyone who wants maximum portability, and you can pick one up with a $25 Amazon credit using coupon code: UUDDLRLRBA at checkout for $199.99 shipped. Thanks to a built-in +Control Pad as well as a sleek, unibody design, this console is great for slipping in just about any bag, ready to hit the road whenever you are. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: UUDDLRLRBA at checkout for the credit. Read more for a hands-on Switch Lite review and additional information.

Nintendo Switch Console Black Friday 2019 Deal
This Nintendo Switch (HAC-001) bundle comes with a $25 Amazon gift credit with 397BFFA5, today only. This updated model includes extra battery life of approximately 4.5 – 9 hours, depending on the games you play. For example, the battery should last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but increases to 10.5 – 18.5 hours if you use a power bank as well. Product page – be sure to enter 397BFFA5 during final checkout to receive the credit. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

Ludi Smartphone Game Controller Switch
Photo credit: Antoine Beynel | Miio Studio
The Nintendo Switch is a fine portable game console, but it’s still an extra device to lug around, but what if there were an alternative for those who prefer smartphone gaming? Meet LUDI by industrial designer Antoine Beynel. Simply slide your handset into the controller, and you get a functional D-pad, dual analog sticks, X / Y / A / B buttons, and two shoulder buttons on each side. Read more for additional pictures and information.

SanDisk 256GB Extreme microSDXC
SanDisk’s 256GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-1 Memory Card with an adapter is fully Nintendo Switch compatible, and can be picked up for $40.39 shipped, today only, originally $53.81. This high-performance microSD card handles 4K UHD video recording, Full HD video and high-resolution photos with ease, offering read speeds up to 160MB/s and writes up to 90MB/s. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.