If you've been waiting for a Switch with better battery life, we can finally tell you when it'll arrive.
Nintendo has confirmed with Kotaku Australia that the upcoming refresh of the base Switch, the model with double the battery life, will begin appearing from 'early spring', which starts from September.
"Consumers should start seeing the new packaging on store shelves from early spring," a Nintendo representative confirmed to Kotaku Australia over email.
Earlier reporting today suggested that the refreshed Switch would be sold at $469.95, while older models would be sold from $399. That would then offer three different price points with the Switch Lite selling for $329.95 locally, but Nintendo has told Kotaku Australia that the suggested RRP between the original Nintendo Switch and the refreshed model "remains the same".
That doesn't mean that retailers won't price older Switch models for $399, only that Nintendo hasn't chosen to deliberately drop the RRP of original Switch models.
All that chatter about an upcoming refresh of the base Nintendo Switch? Well, according to Nintendo Japan's site, it's happening much sooner than you think.
The Nintendo Switch Lite has just been announced and, if you've been holding out for a new Switch under $300, I've got bad news.
The new Nintendo Switch is quoted at having a maximum battery life of 9 hours, with a minimum battery life of 4.5 hours. That's a sizable jump from the original Switch, which has a minimum of 2.5 hours battery and a maximum of 6.5 hours. The Switch Lite, on the other hand, has a quoted battery life of between 3 to 7 hours.