Maximize your experience in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with the correct system and equipment. Continue reading to see the system requirements and our recommended peripheral devices for playing solo or with the family!
All you need to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the game.
Keep in mind that all profiles on the same Nintendo Switch system will share the same island. To create a new island, you need to boot the game on another Switch.
Here's a list of accessories that we recommend to enjoy the game even more!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition
You may want to consider buying the Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition of the Nintendo Switch. The limited edition item include the V2 Ver of the Nintendo Switch with a special ACNH design!
The V2 Switch boasts a longer battery life, a better Joy-Con design (to prevent connectivity issues), and a brighter screen compared to the older verion of the Switch!
Animal Crossing New Horizons allows up to 4 players simultaneously on the island.
You should consider getting more controllers if there are 3 or more of you playing the game, as the Nintendo Switch only comes with 2 Joy-Con controllers which can be used by 2 people.
|Supported Controllers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
Remember that you can only use the Joy-Con sideways when doing Party Play.
See the list of peripherals for the Nintendo Switch on the official Nintendo website.
If you purchased the game for download, you may want to have extra storage space on your Switch.
The Nintendo Switch has 32GB of storage space in the system, and the downloadable version of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a capacity of 6.2GB.
Take note that in the future, there will be free updates in the game, and the game's size will increase, so better be prepared!
If you don't have a lot of games on your device, then storage space shouldn't be a problem. This is especially true if you have a physical copy of the game.
Invite your favorite characters to your island by scanning their amiibo.
You can then have them in creative photoshoots, or invite them to stay on your island!
If you want a more consistent online connection, you can use a LAN adapter for your Switch! This will prevent delays when playing online over WiFi.
If you like bringing your Nintendo Switch outside, we recommend getting a carrying case to protect your device, especially the screen!
The Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition also comes with a cute Aloha case to keep your Switch safe from harm.
|Server Maintenance | How to Fix Errors||Island Backup and Restoration | How to Recover Save Data|
|How to Delete and Transfer Save Data||How to Add or Delete Players|
|How to Restart Your Game||Can You Transfer Data From Pocket Camp?|
|NookLink Features||List of amiibos and Compatibility|
|List of Controls||The Language Setting|
|System Requirements||Do You Need Nintendo Switch Online?|
|Island Transfer Tool Guide|
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