Upgraded Original Nintendo Switch Model Has Improved Battery Life - VGChartz
Upgraded Original Nintendo Switch Model Has Improved Battery Life

Upgraded Original Nintendo Switch Model Has Improved Battery Life - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 August 2019 / 1,730 Views

Nintendo has announced an upgraded version of the original Nintendo Switch model with improved battery life. 

The battery life of the original model lasted between 2.5 to 6.5 hours and when playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it lasted three hours. The new model has a battery life between 3.5 to 9 hours and will last 5.5 hours while playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The new model will go on sale in the America in mid-Augusti, in Japan in late August and in early September in Europe and the rest of the world. 

Thanks Gematsu.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Zenos (on 17 July 2019)

I'm OK with this. Better battery life is a nice improvement and this is not a mid generational upgrade. Good job, Nintendo.

garretslarrity (on 17 July 2019)

Wow. That's a huge improvement.

gtotheunit91 (on 17 July 2019)

Nearly doubled in battery life!!!!

V-r0cK (on 17 July 2019)

So this original newer model has better battery life than the Switch Lite if im reading this right.

FloatingWaffles (on 17 July 2019)

4.5-9 hours* :P

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Amnesia (on 17 July 2019)

WHO needs to have 5 or 9 hours of battery on the Switch ? do you all take the flight NewYork-Paris so often ?

Ganoncrotch (on 17 July 2019)


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RedKingXIII (on 17 July 2019)

What a bizarre reaction... It's a nice improvement for those who play on handheld mode a lot. That's it.

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Bristow9091 (on 17 July 2019)

I went on holiday to Florida last year, it was a nine hour flight and I packed my Switch for the occasion... thankfully it didn't die during the flight since I didn't play it the whole time, and I had my Vita and 3DS with me too lol, but yeah, a longer battery life can only be a good thing, and I don't understand why or how you could even ask such a question as "Who needs a longer battery life on the Switch?", lol.

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