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Nintendo Releasing New Switch Model With Better Battery Life

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This August, Nintendo is releasing a new Switch model with a longer battery life. It will be priced the same as the current model and, aside from the improved battery, feature the same specs.

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The new model’s battery life will last between 4.5 and 9 hours, depending on the game. For Breath of the Wild, for example, the battery life will last for an estimated 5.5 hours. In comparison, the current model has a battery life that’s between 2.5 and 6.5 hours, depending on the game. Once again, for Breath of the Wild, the battery life is 3 hours.

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Above, you can see how that compares to the newly announced Nintendo Switch Lite, which will feature a battery life of 3 to 7 hours. Breath of the Wild clocks in at 4 hours.

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According to Nintendo, the new model, number HAC-001(-01), will also be available in the US starting mid-August.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

I’m a little disappointed because I have been waiting for the announcement of a Switch Plus/Pro with better specs (screen, processor, etc.) and this minor update indicates a newer model won’t be coming soon or coming at all. Personally, I don’t play my Switch on portable mode enough to justify upgrading, but it’s a nice improvement anyway.