How to Make Sure You’re Buying the New Nintendo Switch

    Red = better battery

    Nintendo’s upgraded Nintendo Switch with improved battery life just launched in stores. It retails for $299, and you can pick it up at major marketplaces such as Best Buy and Amazon.

    Nintendo doesn’t make it easy to tell which is which, so here’s a simple way you can tell the new and old systems apart.

    How to Make Sure You’re Buying the New Nintendo Switch

    Instead of sporting a white background on its box art, the New Nintendo Switch has a red background like this:

    (Image credit: Nintendo)

    Alternatively, you can look for the model number HAD: HADSKABAA (blue and red Joy-Cons) or HADSKAAAA (grey Joy-Cons). The older models start with HAC.

    Some sites may list the New Nintendo Switch as HAC-001(-01), whereas the old model was HAC-001.

    New Nintendo Switch for $299
    This New Nintendo Switch model delivers 4.5 to 9 hours of battery life, which is a decent way from 2.5 to 6.5 hours that the original Nintendo Switch offers. VIEW DEAL

    The new model is practically identical to the original Nintendo Switch, but sports improved battery life. According to Nintendo’s website, the new revision will get you 4.5 to 9 hours of juice on the go, compared to the 2.5 to 6.5 hours the original version is rated for.

    We actually tested the company’s claim. Our older Nintendo Switch survived 2 hours and 45 minutes on our Smash test, whereas the newer model lasted 4 hours and 50 minutes. That’s a significant boost.

    Looking forward, the Nintendo Switch Lite will drop on Sept. 20 for $199. So, if you haven’t gotten a Switch just yet, you can hold off and get a much cuter, and cheaper version.

    Otherwise, you can buy your Nintendo Switch now and get nearly double the playtime on the go than the original.

    Recent Articles

    In TikTok protest, witches cast spells to hex cops

    Under the light of this week's full moon, a group of witches of TikTok — or WitchTok, if you will — are casting protection...

    Here are the most popular villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Though many villagers are loved, some are more popular than others. There are over 390 different villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and each one...

    Apple Watch ECG app likely coming to Brazil and Japan next

    Apple launched watchOS 6.2.5 to the public last month, which enabled the ECG app for Apple Watch users in Saudi Arabia. And now Apple...

    7 Things to Know About the iPhone SE 2 iOS 13.5.1 Update

    7 Things to Know About the iPhone SE 2 iOS 13.5.1 Update is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. While many new...

    Why Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Stepped Down From The Board and What Colin Kaepernick Has to Do With It

    Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced Friday he's stepping down from his seat on the Reddit board. He issued a video statement on his social...

    Latest Stories

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox

    Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
    Translate »