A lovely purple-and-pink Nintendo Switch branded to match Disney's upcoming Tsum Tsum Festival game is now available for pre-order, and if you want to get your hands on one, you'll be glad to know it ships to the US and UK.
The product is a Japanese exclusive, so you'll have to go through Amazon Japan or other similar sites to order it. It costs ￥39,688, or roughly $375 USD / £310. That makes it a premium price, but it's also a unique model. The Joy-Cons and dock are decorated with tiny Mickey Mouse and card suit icons, and the Home button sports little Mickey ears. It's adorbs. This is also one of the new models that boasts longer battery life to boot. Its planned release date is October 10, 2019.
Even if you already have an Amazon account, you may need to create an Amazon Japan account in order to proceed to checkout, and you'll need Google Translate or another tool to make this process easier. On the shipping page during checkout, click "Register a Foreign Address" for international shipping. Note that an import tax might be applied to your order.
We had previously seen the special edition console announced, but it was unclear if it would be coming to the west. It still appears to be Japanese-only for the time being, but Nintendo Switch consoles aren't region-locked, so you could import the hardware and play all your games as usual.
Nintendo has quite a bit of new hardware coming out over the next several months. Those include new Joy-Con colors and, more significantly, the Switch Lite. The budget-priced redesign of the Nintendo Switch will cost a bit less than the original model, at the expense of the docking functionality. If you're holding out for a battery-boosted Nintendo Switch but you want the standard blue/red or gray versions, make sure you know how to tell the old models from the new ones.
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