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New Nintendo Switch brings hugely improved battery life

Written by Matti Robinson @ 18 Jul 2019 12:03

New Nintendo Switch brings hugely improved battery life

Nintendo has unveiled a new version of its highly successful gaming console Switch. The new version has first been introduced in Japan, but is expected to hit the U.S. soon.
FCC has received documents for regulatory approval, so it only seems to be perhaps weeks or few months before we'll see the new Switch in America.

The new device looks and feels identical to the Switch we know, but there is one very significant change. Nintendo has increased the battery size, which obviously improves upon the battery life.

This means a lot more mobile gaming. In fact, Nintendo promises around 4.5 to 9 hours of battery life. This is a massive boost to previous 2.5 to 6.5 hours.

The company has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played nearly twice as long with the newer version. Previously Switch would run out of juice after three hours of Zelda, the new version can go for 5.5 hours.

At least in Japan the price of the device has stayed the same, so we don't expect any price hikes here in the States either. We'll just have to wait and see how long it takes for FCC to approve the device.

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