Revised Nintendo Switch model confirmed – but where’s the Switch Pro?

Nintendo has announced that it will release a revision of the original Nintendo Switch starting from mid-August of this year and, unfortunately, it isn’t the Switch Pro.

The announcement appeared on Nintendo Japan’s Twitter, and more information can also be found on the company’s website. The revised model will feature improved battery life, promising to provide between 4.5 and 9 hours of entertainment. For context, the current Switch lasts between 2.5 and 6.5 hours, depending on the games you play – for example, Breath Of The Wild on the new model will hold out for 5.5 hours before switching off (pun intended) instead of 3 hours. Otherwise, specs for the old new Switch are relatively similar to the original, and it will have the exact same price.

But what happened to the Switch Pro? So far, it would seem that Nintendo has no interest in releasing something like that this year. Considering the recent Nintendo Switch Lite announcement, fans have been keen on the idea of a Switch Pro, so this is a bit sad to know.

All this would be great news if you don’t already own a Switch, or if you simply have cash lying around. Gee, it would really suck if you bought a Switch just before this announcement, right? Now excuse me, as I go wipe the tears (cough, I mean waterdrops) I left on my empty wallet.

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