New Switch Model - Improved Battery Life

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#1 Posted by bgres077 (12679 posts) -

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-announces-new-switch-updated-with-better-/1100-6468472/

  • The new model have a product serial number starting with “XKW” as opposed to “XAW” as listed on the “Compare Switch” page on Nintendo’s website. HERE
  • The new HAC-001(-01) Switch models have a battery life of 4.5-9 hours compared to the original model’s 2.5-6.5 hours
  • Units will appear in store shelves starting August in North America and September in Europe.
  • The boxes for these new Units will also have a new Look
  • In addition 2 New Set of Joycons have been announced (Sold Separately)
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#2 Posted by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

im interested to know if the original switch model will be discontinued? because this will be the same price so the hell would buy the old one for the same price?

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#4 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (19156 posts) -

@KBFloYd: You'd assume so...

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#5 Posted by RSM-HQ (8540 posts) -

Already mentioned in another thread here in NFC I'm pretty excited about this!

It's why despite me enjoying the base Switch it hasn't seen as much play as it could have.

Been complaining about the Switch battery life for so long. Some games drain it roughly after an hour of use. Making it pretty useless on the train.

Plan to make the upgrade day-one.

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#6 Posted by Speeny (1880 posts) -

This is very tempting. I'll probably make the upgrade.

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#7 Edited by Speeny (1880 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 even though it's going to be the same price for other countries, I guarantee here in Australia they'll add an extra $100 to the newer model. Just my opinion, but I reckon it'll happen.

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#8 Posted by Collie_Lover (962 posts) -

Not trading my launch Switch in, but if we get a third Switch in the house will get the improved.

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#9 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (19156 posts) -

@speeny said:

@hrt_rulz01 even though it's going to be the same price for other countries, I guarantee here in Australia they'll add an extra $100 to the newer model. Just my opinion, but I reckon it'll happen.

That'd be ridiculous if they did... no way I'd buy it then.