Nintendo Releasing New Switch Model With A Better Battery Life

By Brian Ashcraft on at

This August in Japan, 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 battery life, feature the same specs.

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

The new model will be released in late August in Japan. No word yet about an international release.