Animal Crossing: New Leaf Selling At $92 Due To Lack of Nintendo Switch Stocks

By Dinesh
2 Min Read

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed many things and just when the 3DS was thought to be dead, the current situation could mean a comeback of the Nintendo portable console, perhaps not in the retail sector, but at the second-hand sector. This is happening because in the face of the shortage of Nintendo Switch in Japan and the craze that exists for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the title of Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS has seen an exorbitant rise in its price.

According to recent reports, Switch has become a scarce product due to the COVID-19 pandemic, because in the middle of the closure the Nintendo hybrid console is one of the most desired products and it is currently not available in most of the parts of the world. According to a report by Nikkei, Nintendo’s short-term plans are to increase Switch production. This in order to meet the rising demand for the console that has been recorded in recent weeks.

In that sense, a representative from Nintendo stated the following: “We hope [suppliers] will be responsive to the production increase, but for procurement of some parts, the outlook remains uncertain, and we can’t forecast exactly how many Switches can be supplied.”

Well, given the shortage of the console in Japan and the success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as reported by Nintendo Life, players have turned to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a 3DS title that debuted in 2013.

According to the information, the price of Animal Crossing: New Leaf has risen to $92 USD for its physical copies sold online. In that sense, it is expected that, in the event that the shortage of Switch continues, the price of this title will continue to rise taking advantage of the fury that exists for the most recent title of the franchise.