The 14 Best Limited Edition Nintendo Switches

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Among the wide range of deluxe and collector’s editions of a multitude of games are an equally huge selection of limited edition consoles. At some point, you or someone you know dropped a bag on that sleek black Sega Sports Dreamcast model, the white Darth Vader PlayStation Portable, or the Crimson Omen edition of the Xbox One. The long-honored tradition of home consoles coming out with different color variations can be seen being applied to the Nintendo Switch. During its ongoing timespan, the Switch has given its loyalists some wonderfully designed limited editions that adopt the themed color scheme and other characteristics of a certain game. If you don’t know about them all or want to learn about a few you never even knew existed, then allow us to make you aware of the 14 best limited edition Switch models.

1. ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Edition

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This Limited Edition Animal Crossing-themed Switch console gives off heavy springtime vibes. Basically, every portion of this model is outfitted with a special color arrangement that’s bright and bubbly. The best portion of this model is the dock, which features the lovable trio of Tom, Timmy, and Tommy Nook. The matching Joy-Cons do a great job of completing this joyful package for Switch fanatics that want to add a little extra Animal Crossing to their gaming setup.

Buy Now, $299.99

2. Mario Red & Blue Edition

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The most heralded plumber in all of gaming is associated with the colors red and blue. And to no one’s surprise, Mario’s dedicated Nintendo Switch model brings those two signature colors of his to the forefront. The Joy-Cons come in both colors, while the grip comes in all blue and the dock has a concentrated splash of red. The extra carrying case that’s included with this limited edition Switch console is another incentive for those looking to pick this one up. If you consider yourself a Mario loyalist, then this one needs to be in your collection.

Buy Now, $394.95

3. ‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ Edition

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This much sought-after Switch model offers a great representation of Pokémon Sword and Shield’s pair of legendary creatures - Zacian and Zamazenta. Both of those pocket monsters adorn the back of the Switch Lite console, while the main color that covers it is a light shade of grey. The button layout on the left side comes in light blue, while the right side offers a nice contrast with a nice shade of pink. The custom art gets top billing as the most striking attribute of this limited edition Switch Lite console.

Buy Now, $299.99

4. ‘Jack Jeanne’ Edition (Japan Exclusive)

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We got another Switch Lite limited edition rendition to speak of here. But it’s only obtainable from the sort of online retailers that offer up imported goods. This one has the distinct honor of being the rarest Switch model on the market since only 50 to 100 of them were made and put out in the wild. The game that this model is based on Jack Jeanne, which is a simulation-rhythm game from Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida. Ishida blessed this model with some custom art on its backside, which makes it quite a gorgeous sight to see.

5. ‘Dragon Quest XI’ Edition (Japan Exclusive)

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This is the next Japan-exclusive Switch on our list. And it should come as no surprise that it’s dedicated to a huge favorite of gamers over on that side of the globe. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age first released in 2017 and quickly enraptured JRPG fanatics within the States and Japan. This Switch model showcases its love for Dragon Quest XI by offering blue Joy-Cons and a dock that’s adorned with a sword & shield. Plus there’s a bunch of drawings of lovable Dragon Quest characters strewn over different parts of this extra rare limited edition Switch.

Buy Now, $622

6. ‘Monster Hunter Rise’ Edition (Europe Exclusive)

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Before Monster Hunter: World became a smashing success on PS4 and Xbox One, most fans associate the Capcom IP with Nintendo consoles. Now that the ongoing franchise has taken its monster hunting exploits to the Switch with Monster Hunter Rise, gamers residing in Europe have gotten themselves a special collector’s console dedicated to that very same game. This limited edition Switch model features some gorgeous art on the Joy-Cons, plus the dock comes with its very own beautifully drawn art that displays one of Monster Hunter Rise’s intimidating beasts.

Buy Now, $435

7. ‘Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!’ and ‘Let’s Go, Eevee!’ Edition

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You already knew Nintendo wasn’t just going to release just one limited edition Switch that’s all about honoring the Pokémon series. This one was released in conjunction with the launch of the two Pokémon remakes that took the series back to the very beginning. This console offers quite the full package - it comes with a full downloadable copy of the game you decided on (featuring either Pikachu or Eevee), a physical Poké Ball Plus, Joy-Cons that are colored after the two signature pocket monsters featured in both games, and a dock that features drawings of both creatures. And of course, Pikachu and Eevee look as adorable as ever.

Buy Now, $1,199

8. ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Edition

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of the biggest fighting games in the world. Plus it’s known as being one the best examples of a video game crossover anyone has ever laid witness to. Nintendo chose to show its huge appreciation of Masahiro Sakurai’s magnum opus by launching this limited edition Switch console. When attached to the Joy-Con grip, the Joy-Cons form to show off the main logo for the game. As for the dock, it features a who’s who of gaming’s greatest characters as a tribute to some of the most memorable roster members from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This limited edition Switch is quite the looker and an awesome celebration of gaming history.

Buy Now, $972.94

9. ‘Disney Tsum Tsum Festival’ Edition (Japan Exclusive)

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Those ever so wholesome Disney character emojis took on a life of their own once Disney Tsum Tsum Festival came to the Switch. The simple concept of playing with a huge cast of Disney icons in Tsum Tsum form across a variety of fun minigames ended up being pretty entertaining for gamers young and old. This limited edition Switch is purely dedicated to that game by featuring a few of those characters on the dock and also featuring Mickey Mouse’s recognizable ears on the right Joy-Con controller. The purple and pink color combo tied to both Joy-Cons makes this special bundle feel all the more whimsical and welcoming.

Buy Now, $1,497

10. ‘Monster Hunter Generations’ Edition (Japan Exclusive)

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The second Monster Hunter-themed Switch you can get your hands on is based on the game known as Monster Hunter Generations here in the States. This model offers up a pair of grey Joy-Cons, plus its dock comes decorated with some sleek designs inspired by the game itself. The fact that this limited edition Switch blesses you with a physical copy of the game itself (Japanese version, of course) makes it a worthy addition to your gaming collection.

11. ‘Fortnite’ Edition (Europe Exclusive)

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It’s Fortnite! You’ve seen it, you’ve played it, and you’ve probably done a few of its outlandish dances. The biggest battle royale game in the world that’s practically available on every device got its very own limited edition Switch, of course. And it keeps things simple with its custom art. The Joy-Cons come adorned in the fitting color combination of yellow and blue. As for the dock, it sports a nice variety of drawings that pay homage to Epic Games’ uber-popular free-to-play shooter. By the way, this Switch bundle comes with a pre-installed copy of the game and a download code for some in-game currency & extra skins.

Buy Now, $324.98

12. ‘Diablo III: Eternal Collection’ Edition

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Blizzard Games’ top-down action RPG epic is available on the Switch and it feels right at home on Nintendo’s latest portable machine. The Diablo III: Eternal Collection got its very own Switch model and its bonus offerings are certainly worth the price of admission. The dock features some cool custom Diablo art, you’ll be gifted with a trusty carrying case that comes as an extra bonus, and the definitive edition of Diablo III comes as a part of this whole package as a full game download.

Buy Now, $1,099.99

13. ‘Splatoon 2’ Edition

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Splatoon 2 is one of the hypest multiplayer experiences (and definitely one of the most colorful) experiences on the Switch. If you’re looking to tap into your inner Inkling, then copping this limited edition console should be a part of your agenda. What makes this Splatoon themed Switch model so special is the custom colors painted onto the Joy-Cons - the left one is Neon Green and the right one is Neon Pink.

Buy Now, $697

14. ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Edition

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Nintendo made sure to do right by its industry-changing plumber by offering him not one, but two different limited edition Switch’s. This one shows all the love in the world to one of the best 3D platformers of all time, Super Mario Odyssey. This special Switch console blesses its pair of Joy-Cons with the signature red color that the world-famous hopping and bopping platforming hero is associated with.

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