Fujifilm is partnering with Nintendo to use its INSTAX Mini Link Special Edition Smartphone Printer to allow players to physically print out credit card-sized photos of their Nintendo Switch screen gameplay. This will occur via use of the dedicated mobile app for Fujifilm’s Mini Link Special Edition, which involves scanning QR codes from Switch with the app. Once the image has been captured to your liking, you can apply one of myriad Nintendo character-themed design frames to the photos to make them extra festive.
Fujifilm’s Mini Link Special Edition Smartphone Printer will be available at retailers in mid-May 2021 for a price of $129.99 CDN. A limited edition bundle of the printer with a customized Pikachu silicone case will be available in late May for $179.99 CDN. And although a United States release wasn’t explicitly mentioned in PR, the odds of it not occurring seem quite low, particularly as the product has already been confirmed for an end-of-April release in Japan as well. Update: The printer will launch in the United States in late April for $99.95 USD, and the Pikachu bundle will launch in late May for $119.95 USD.
Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Link Special Edition Smartphone Printer features to take and print photos of the Nintendo Switch screen
- Print your favorite characters, add themed frames to your own photos and more using the free dedicated app
- Switch Direct Print mode: in-game action screenshots can be printed effortlessly on credit card-sized INSTAX Mini Film. Simply connect wirelessly from your Nintendo Switch to your smartphone and close the gap between virtual and reality
- Customize your mini Link app layout! Choose between Pokémon Snap, Animal Crossing, and Super Mario designs
- Over 90+ exclusive Nintendo-based character frame designs
- Compatible with all INSTAX Mini Film
- Split image & collage options plus video frame capture, extra fun modes party print and match test for even more fun
- Motion control allows for zooming in and out by tilting the printer, and reprinting favorite photos by turning the printer upside down
If you would like to see the Fujifilm printer in action, you can check out a Japanese clip below. Obviously, this product is evoking the days of going to Blockbuster and printing out Pokémon Snap photos, except now you’ll have the convenience of doing it at home.
Share this around if you’re excited to get old-school with your Nintendo Switch photo sharing!