For nearly three hours you can play the Nintendo switch role-playing game “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” with fully charged battery. How long the battery lasts, is basically dependent on the software – graphically elaborate titles need more power. Up to six and a half hours are maximum in it.
Significantly longer game time is possible with an improved switch model coming on the market in early September. In the mentioned case of “The Legend of Zelda” Nintendo promises a battery life of 5.5 hours – nearly a double of the series that is currently being sold.
Maximum playing time without refueling: up to 9 hours.
The improved version also greatly outperforms the Nintendo Switch Lite handheld model , which will be available in a few weeks (end of September).
Nintendo Switch with better battery performance: how do you recognize the new model?
When buying a Nintendo Switch, you will have to pay attention to the small print of the pack and read the product description very carefully so as not to accidentally purchase the “old” switch. The previous switch has the model name HAC-001 – the new model can be recognized by the HAC-001- 01 marking . All other technical data and the scope of delivery remain unchanged.
Tip: If possible, you should wait a few weeks before you get the Nintendo Switch for the purchase of a new model. The price is likely to be identical – but you get a much better game console for your money, which is particularly noticeable when you use the switch on the road and off the power cord.
Bargain hunters can assume that available bundles (such as “Pokémon: Let’s Go”, “Super Smash Bros.”, etc.) are sold off at cheaper prices. Official bundles, which will be delivered from September, should already contain the new model.
The market price for the Nintendo Switch (gray or neon-red / neon-blue) is currently around 310 euros – offers for prices around 290 euros are especially favorable.