In Japan, Animal Crossing Switch Pre-Orders Delayed Due To Coronavirus

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Pre-orders for that beautiful Animal Crossing-themed Switch and its matching carrying case have been moved from February 8 to TBA.

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As reported earlier, coronavirus has impacted Nintendo’s supply chain, affecting Switch production and shipment for Japan. It is unclear how the outbreak will impact Switch hardware sales outside Japan. (Kotaku is following up with Nintendo of America.)

Update: February 7 - 6:18 AM EST: Switch sales and pre-orders for North America and Europe are not affected, Nintendo tells Kotaku.

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As of writing, Nintendo has not yet announced a firm date as to when pre-orders will resume in Japan for the Animal Crossing Switch and its peripherals. The Animal Crossing Switch was originally slated to go on sale in Japan on March 20.

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Japanese pre-orders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, both retail and digital, remain on track.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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