There is nothing worse than taking your Nintendo Switch on a long plane trip or some other long trip, just so that the battery will die in a few hours (depending on how much battery the game uses). Fortunately, Nintendo has finally answered this problem with a newer Switch model that extends the battery life of the console, upgrading it from about 2.5-6.5 hours of play time to 4.5-9 hours of time for game. The new model is available at some retailers, and if you are hesitant to charge another $ 300 USD just to improve battery life, GameStop's latest offering may make you reconsider.
Assuming you no longer need your original Switch, you can trade the starter model for $ 225, up from the usual $ 200, as part of a limited deal in GameStop stores. Of course, this commercial value is for a full-time switch. This brings the revision of the switch from $ 300 to $ 75, although you do not need to use the trade value exclusively for it. This trade offer is valid until September 15.
This deal has led many to wonder if GameStop will allow internal data transfer between the old console and the new Switch. While some lucky ones have the right to make a transfer to GameStoppolicy seems to vary from store to store. It's worth consulting your local GameStop, but you may need to buy the new console up front, bring it home, make the transfer and return your old console back to GameStop to get a $ 225 credit. so we reached out to GameStop for clarification on store policy and will include more information here if we hear back.
The improved battery life of Switch revision may be the star of the show, but the Tegra X1 processor also runs cooler, which in turn keeps your Switch warm. However, it's important to note that this is not Switch Pro or the equivalent of upgraded consoles that have received the PS4 and Xbox One. You won't see an increase in performance or boot time.
Of course, if you prefer to trade your old Switch for Nintendo Switch Lite, then you can use your $ 225 merchant credit to pre-order it. Switch Lite costs $ 200 and comes out on September 20, five days after this promotion ends, so you'll have to live without your console for a while. You can order Switch Lite here. However, if you prefer not to trade with your Switch or simply do not already own one, you can purchase the new Switch via the links below. If you decide to buy the console elsewhere, here's how to distinguish the new Switch from the older model.
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