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Will Animal Crossing Switch be in stores?

Will Animal Crossing Switch be in stores? Expectant fans have made their Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-orders, but now they’re worried that they might not be able to actually get their games when it launches on March 20, 2020.

Will my Animal Crossing Switch order be delayed?

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Many major retailers in the U.S. are selling Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That’s no surprise; after all, this is a major release from Nintendo and the first time that the franchise is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Some stores are even offering special pre-ordered bonuses for the lucky customers who are picking up the game early!

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So, will Animal Crossing Switch be in stores? Let’s break it down by each location.


It looks like things are good to go at GameStop according to a recent tweet from the company.

“To ensure we adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines, we will be selling DOOM Eternal a day early on Thursday, 3/19 as a safety precaution for our customers and associates,” the tweet stated. “Animal Crossing will release on Friday 3/20 to further help separate the crowds.”

As a bonus, you can also score some sweet stickers with your pre-order, so it might not be a bad idea!


If you’ve pre-ordered New Horizons on Amazon, there’s some bad news — it looks like your Animal Crossing: New Horizons pre-order may arrive late.

Best Buy

There’s no bad news from Best Buy on a delay, so it’s probably safe to assume that the game will be available for pickup on March 20, 2020 as planned.


Things seem fine at Target, too, but there’s a catch — the company is reducing its store hours and closing early on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons release date. If you are going to pick it up at Target, don’t wait too long to grab it!