The news of a successor to the current-gen Nintendo Switch has been revealed, not that this was entirely a surprise following leaks of a new model throughout the year. We’ve now got a few more specifics though including the new Nintendo Switch release date, although there’s not been any details surrounding a price just yet.
When the new Nintendo Switch release date arrives it’ll bring a console that’ll have a stronger battery life than that of the current-gen Switch offering between 4.5 – 9 hours battery life depending on what you’re playing. With the current-gen Switch, playing a game like Breath of the Wild would see you only grabbing around 3 hours battery, while the description promises anywhere between 2.5 and 6.5 hours of play using the battery. The Nintendo Switch Lite that was also revealed recently falls behind the newly announced Nintendo Switch battery life too, with an estimated 3 to 7 hours of battery when using Breath of the Wild as an example.
When is the new Nintendo Switch release date?
Of course, that’s what you’re here for! The new Nintendo Switch release date will fall sometime at the start of September, with a spokesperson for Nintendo stating “Consumers should start seeing the new packaging on store shelves starting from early September,” and further adding “but that will vary by individual stores and locations.” For those residing in Japan the release date will be “late August”. so there’s not too much of a gap in between.
The new Nintendo Switch release date confirmation came in from a tweet which appeared on the twitter account for Nintendo Japan. If you’re interested, you can compare all of the models that’ll be available for Nintendo Switch on Nintendo Japan’s page which puts the consoles side by side to compare their features.
[任天堂HP]バッテリー持続時間が長くなったNintendo Switchの新モデルに関するお知らせを掲載しました。 https://t.co/ONuBgOIrd2
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) July 17, 2019
As we saw in a report earlier this year, when the new Nintendo Switch release date arrives we’ll get a console with a different processor in addition to flash storage. the report didn’t say anything about a new battery though so for that part this is a welcome addition.
It remains to be seen whether the new Nintendo Switch release date will bring a console with differing performance to the current-gen model, or if we could be seeing a major performer console hot on its heels in the near future.