Video Games

New Nintendo Switch Revision Announced

Do not confuse this announcement with the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite which was recently announced by Nintendo. This announcement is a model revision. In other words, it’s just an upgrade to the pre-existing Nintendo Switch currently on the market. The current Nintendo Switch packaging is this one…

If you’re looking for the new Nintendo Switch model, with the upgrades and revised design, this is the new box art…

It doesn’t look too much different, right? That’s because it’s the same Nintendo Switch, but the only differences lies underneath the actual system. Nintendo updated their website with new information about the new Nintendo Switch revision which is arriving in the middle of August.

The original HAC-001 model had an average 2.5 to 6.5 hours battery life, compared to the new HAC-001(-01) model which is said to have an average of 4.5 to 9 hours battery life. That’s about 4 hours increase over the old model. In fact, the website goes onto to state that if you play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll see a significant boost to battery life: The game originally lasts you 3 hours play time, the new model is said to last 5.5 Hours.

Keep in mind, the battery life drains depending on what game is being played. If the game is hardware-intensive, then you can expect the battery life to be drained considerably fast, while the lesser intensive games will last you as long as it can.

The new model also sports a slew of new chips to improve some parts of the system by including a newer System-on-Chip, NAND Memory type, and CPU board.