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Upgraded Switch model announced: Same price, battery life of 4.5 to 9 hours - Launches in August (Americas, Japan) and September (Others)

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Here's the "Switch Pro" you've been waiting for. It's like the rumor suggested, a modest upgrade and not a Pro at all.

https://www.nintendo.com/switch/tech-specs/

Looks exactly like the original Switch and the only noteworthy improvement, according to Nintendo's website, is the battery life (see image below). The original Switch SKU can be expected to be phased out in favor of this look-alike. Price and internal storage (32 GB) will remain the same for the updated SKU.

Supposedly, the HAC-001(-01) model will be made available at different points in time in different regions, probably in accordance to current stock levels. The Americas will get it in mid-August, Japan in late August, Europe and the rest of the world in early September. Check the official Nintendo website of your country for information on the vague launch date.

Image description:

Top left = Original Switch
Bottom left = Upgraded Switch
Right = Switch Lite

Last edited by RolStoppable - on 17 July 2019

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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There it is, and apparently they updated the nand memory so hopefully it will be 64gb or more.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)

Just better battery life? No need for me to upgrade then.



Why wasnt this used for the Switch Lite? seriously....



JRPGfan said:
Why wasnt this used for the Switch Lite? seriously....

I'm pretty sure it was. The Switch Lite just has a smaller battery.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)

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JRPGfan said:
Why wasnt this used for the Switch Lite? seriously....

What do you mean?

The chipset is the same for both SKUs, but a bigger console can house a bigger battery. Same reason why the XL model of the 3DS had longer battery life than the standard size of the 3DS.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Barkley said:
JRPGfan said:
Why wasnt this used for the Switch Lite? seriously....

I'm pretty sure it was. The Switch Lite just has a smaller battery.

RolStoppable said:
JRPGfan said:
Why wasnt this used for the Switch Lite? seriously....

What do you mean?

The chipset is the same for both SKUs, but a bigger console can house a bigger battery. Same reason why the XL model of the 3DS had longer battery life than the standard size of the 3DS.

Oh I assumed both where useing same size battery....

Its just odd that the normal Switch version will have better battery life, than a unit thats main and only purpose is to be used as a handheld.



God damn, that's a massive difference in battery life.



Both the enhanced version of the original Switch and the Switch Lite use the Mariko version of the Tegra X1 chip, right? Anyway, that's a significant increase in battery life for the enhanced version of the former. :)



And with that, I believe even more so that there will be no actual Switch Proanf we will likely see a BC Switch 2 in 2022.



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