I did not need a second Switch.
Technically, yes, I had a launch model that was hackable and I had no intentions of ever actually hacking it and so I can probably sell it for a decent sum, and even if I don’t do that my wife would probably like to have her own Switch to play her Otome games on without having to wade through my disturbing collection of strip Mahjong games, and I DO play a fair amount in handheld mode so the extended battery life in the new model is probably a good thing, but…
I really did not need this. I haven’t even ever played an Animal Crossing game!
On the other hand, the pastel joycons are really cute. And the white dock with the Tanuki on it is also cute. And I am weak to cute things.
Besides, I just got my tax refund. If I’m being honest, I had NOT received my tax refund at the point where I bought this but we will not go into that.
Transferring user data was pretty slick. I have to give Nintendo credit there. I understand that it doesn’t work for every title, but I don’t own any of the ones that it doesn’t work for. I’m having to re-download all of my games because it deleted all of the ones that were on the SD card when I moved it from Switch A to Switch B, but right now Comcast has removed the bandwidth cap for residential customers so I don’t really mind all that much.
Anyway, now I can go back to playing the exact same games I was playing on the existing Switch.
Just slightly cuter.