With Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury on the way, you’d have thought that there’s enough going on for Mario’s 35th anniversary right? Well you, and I, were completely wrong. Nintendo is now also launching a brand new limited edition Nintendo Switch console alongside this new game. It’s red all over, apart from the kickstand, and comes with a limited edition carry case, and a blue Joy-Con Charging Grip. I reckon Nintendo must have ordered too many kickstands, which is why the one here stands out like a sore thumb. Anyway, if you already own a Switch, you’ve got to find a way to justify spending about £300 on this if you want it. I’m here to help you.
Here’s how I’m justifying this console. It’s an investment. Limited edition Game Boy consoles sell today for about five times what they cost when they first launched. So far there have only been two other limited edition Switch consoles. One was the Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition, and the other was the Fortnite Edition. This will be the third version of the Switch that’s limited, making it one of the rarest. The Switch will be around for years to come yet, even if that’s in new iterations. This console will always be worth money, so it’s well worth buying right now while it’s at its cheapest.
Late Christmas Present
The second way to justify this is as a late Christmas present to yourself. If you’ve already purchased yourself a gift for Christmas, then this isn’t a good excuse. For the rest of us though, this is a great reason to go nuts and spend a bit of money.
This last one is a very serious entry. Joy-Cons still suffer from drift. It’s going to keep happening until Nintendo recalls all of their units and comes up with a way to prevent it. Buying this console, and selling your old one, will help you avoid Joy-Con drift for a little longer. If you’re getting new Joy-Cons, which you are with this, then you won’t suffer from the drift issue for ages. It’s catching the issue long before it affects you.