The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a huge hit for the Japanese console maker, offering an impressive hybrid experience that is part portable gaming machine, part living room entertainment centre. Recent revisions to the hardware have also improved battery life and made it an even more compelling alternative to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Nintendo has also been well-known for creating special editions of its consoles, starting way back with the N64 in the 1990s, so it is no surprise to see that the Switch has received similarly appealing adaptations, with the latest being a limited run of models that are designed to tie in with the latest release in the Animal Crossing franchise.
The Switch has been available with a splash of colour since its launch, with the teal and red detachable controllers adding some eye candy to the otherwise simple matte grey of the main console body itself. Its portability has also made gadget insurance essential, and this will become even more relevant with this Animal Crossing edition, because its limited production run will mean that examples which survive intact will actually appreciate in value over the years.
This special version not only features bright controllers finished in turquoise and white, but it also has a unique docking station that is nothing like its plain, standard counterpart. Instead, it has the same colour scheme as the controllers and also has a beautifully-realised illustration of some of the characters from the game that inspired it emblazoned on the front.
Because of this, owners will want to display the Switch prominently in their homes, rather than hiding it away alongside the other living room entertainment gadgetry they already own.
Protecting an investment
As mentioned earlier, getting UK gadget insurance to provide protection against accidental damage and faults is important not just for day to day use, but also in order to keep a device safe long into the future.
Manufacturer warranties tend to last for a year on average, after which any repairs or replacements will need to be carried out at the expense of the customer. With a prized item like the limited edition Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch, this will be a real burden if something goes wrong further down the line.
Console collectability is something to keep in mind, with retro machines becoming more desirable over time and limited edition models being even more hotly sought after. If you are thinking about getting this limited edition Switch when it is released in March, it is definitely worth picking up a cheap insurance policy to go along with it. You can even get multi gadget insurance so that you can cover several devices in your home and on the move, such as your mobile phone, your laptop, your tablet and any other electronic items.
Other limited edition Switch varieties which have emerged in the past include models inspired by Mario, Pikachu, Super Smash Bros, Dragon Quest and Splatoon 2, so you do not have to opt for this Animal Crossing model if you do not have an interest in this particular franchise.