The new Nintendo Switch with improved battery life is now that can be purchased

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A variety of retailers within the US are actually itemizing the brand new Nintendo Switch for buy.

Back in July, Nintendo introduced {that a} new Switch model was getting into manufacturing. Essentially, it’s near-identical to the present {hardware} that’s obtainable on the market, however the one big bonus is that it affords an improved battery life when in handheld mode. There’s no phrase as as to whether it fixes the difficulty of Joy-Con drift that an increasing number of Switch homeowners look like affected by.

Now, as a substitute of getting the usual 2.5 to six.5 hours utilization out of the console, the newest Switch mannequin can hold going for 4.5 to 9 hours of playtime. This quantity is so wildly variable because it totally will depend on the game you’re taking part in. Breath of the Wild, for instance, will chomp by battery life like no one’s enterprise.

Nevertheless, having a bit of additional cost in your Switch will likely be nice information for many who count on to make use of it in handheld mode more often than not.

If that sounds such as you, you may really wish to take into account a Nintendo Switch Lite pre-order as a substitute. This pared-down model of the console is barely smaller, $100 cheaper and has a greater battery life than the older Switch mannequin too. You do lose out on a couple of options, although, akin to the flexibility to hook it as much as your TV and take away the Joy-Con controllers. However, these are issues you may positively stay with out when you count on to solely use your Switch whereas on the go.

Plus, you can even get the flashy Pokémon-themed Nintendo Switch Lite – Zacian and Zamazenta Edition.

If you may’t see your self giving up these options, the brand new Nintendo Switch is that can be purchased for $299.99 proper now from Amazon US and Best Buy. When searching for it elsewhere, you’ll wish to examine that the mannequin quantity reads HAC-001(-01) to make sure you’re getting the brand new iteration.

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