The Original Nintendo Switch Model is Getting a Huge Increase to its Battery Life

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has announced this morning that they will be releasing an updated original Nintendo Switch model this year that comes with a huge increase to its battery life.

This new model (HAC-001(-01)) will last from 4.5 to 9 hours. A game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild should last for 5.5 hours when played on this updated model. The original Switch model (HAC-001) lasts around 2.5-6.5 hours and around 3 hours when playing Breath of the Wild. So the updated model will give you around 2-3 hours more of battery life compared to the original which is pretty substantial.

This new model will go on sale in late August in Japan, Mid-August in the US, and early September in Europe.

Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
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Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.