If you thought the Nintendo Switch Lite was a nice announcement, you’re right and it was. However, if you are me, you’re interested in both home play and handheld all the same. It’s why the Nintendo Switch is my number one console because of it’s versatility.
My biggest caveat aside from the graphics output, was of the battery life of the Nintendo Switch. When the system launched in 2017, I was knee-deep in exploring Hyrle in Breath of the Wild, and when undocked the system lasted roughly three hours before needing a charge. Nintendo states that the launch console could sustain approximately 2.5 to 6.5 hours of battery. With the new model, the improved battery will last you approximately 4.5 – 9 hours.Comparably, the Switch Lite has approximately 3-7 hours battery life.
A better better is the best thing Nintendo can do at this point for the Switch. Nintendo plans on selling both improved base Switch beginning in the fall, and Switch Lite later this year. All we need now is the rumoured (and eagerly awaited) Switch Pro. Sales for the Switch are still doing well, and it’s a matter of time before we see Nintendo pull back the curtain on another console iteration – a practice Nintendo is well-known for at this point.