A new Nintendo Switch handheld game console is on its way, arriving at twice the battery life of the first generation in August. The new model costs the same as the original switch ($ 300), but according to Nintendo, the runtime is twice as high as the first edition. If you're wondering if you should buy the original switch now, wait for the new switch or even buy the 200-dollar Lite switch when it ships. We have a handy guide to help you decide which switch is right for you.
However, if you've already decided to buy the new $ 300 switch, keep in mind that this and the first generation switch may be sold side-by-side and you do not want to buy the wrong one.
We do not know exactly if this will happen (although we have already seen it on many other products), but on the Nintendo "Buy Now" page Today, the old and the new models come together. Your solution: Know what to look for to make sure you get the handheld you want.
How to Identify the New Nintendo Switch ($ 299 at Walmart) for 201
Original Nintendo Switch (2017)
- Model Number: HAC-001.
- Product serial number: Starts with XAW.
- Product description: Battery life approx. 2.5 to 6.5 hours.
New Nintendo Switch (2019)
- Model number: HAC-001 (-01)
- Product serial number: Starts with XKW.
- Product description: Battery life approx. 4.5 to 9 hours.
The new switch is not yet on sale, but we will update this story as announcements are officially released.
In the meantime, here are our first impressions with the Switch Lite.
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