Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiple Islands: Can You Have More Than One Island?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Multiple Islands Screenshot

Many players have started to wonder whether they can create multiple islands in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But, it’s bad news I’m afraid.

You are limited to creating a single island per Nintendo Switch, which won’t change if you buy the game multiple times or use different user accounts.

“You can only create one island per Nintendo Switch system, even if you use multiple games. A different system is required to create a different island,” Nintendo explains.

“The island save data is saved on the Nintendo Switch system, so there will only be one island (save file), even if different games are used on the same system.”

However, with one Nintendo Switch and a single copy of the game, up to four players can live and play on the same island simultaneously. Although, this will potentially require you to buy more controllers if you don’t have enough already.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.