Nintendo has mentioned that reports of a Switch trade-in system in the US are false. Quite a few outlets mentioned that the enterprise was providing the new model that has much better battery life in exchange for the older a single if bought considering that 17 July.
The Nintendo Japan site initially confirmed sales of the new Switch claiming ‘new model with longer battery life’, with up to four.five-9 hours of handheld use compared to the older model’s two.five-six.five according to teardowns.
This new model comes a couple of weeks just before the launch of the handheld-only, less expensive Switch Lite hardware.
But in a statement to The Verge, a Nintendo spokesperson mentioned: “We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange system. We normally want players to appreciate their Nintendo Switch systems, and if something ever gets in the way of that, we encourage them to stop by http://assistance.nintendo.com for assistance, or to speak to our customer assistance group.”
This is contrary to when Polygon reported that it had contacted Nintendo to confirm reports from Reddit that the trade-in system existed and had been told it did. But it appears as if the consumer service division in the US misspoke and if you purchased a Switch at the finish of July or starting of August you are stuck with the older version.
The battery in the new model is the identical size so it appears the battery improvements are all CPU primarily based, which is impressive certainly. If you are obtaining a Switch quickly, make certain to attempt and confirm you are obtaining the new a single.