Nintendo announces new Switch with upgraded battery as customers complain about 'Joy-Con drift'

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Nintendo will roll out a new version of its Switch console with longer battery life and more Joy-Con colors.

The company says a modified chip, flash memory modules, and CPU board will offer substantially extended battery life compared to previous models, increasing the console's time outside the dock from between 2.5 to 6.6 hours to 4.5 to 9 hours.

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That extra juice will likely come as a welcome improvement for many Switch users, especially those who use the console for more memory-intensive, platform-style gaming.

The announcement came amid ongoing problems with controller 'drift,' in which players have reported that the JoyCons are causing movement in the game even when no buttons are being touched.

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According to the company, notoriously battery-draining games like 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' will now last about 5.5 hours on the Switch as opposed to the previous 3 hours.

In the U.S., Nintendo says the new and improved console will be start to be sold in mid-August and can be identified ins-tore by looking at the serial number on the box.

Models - 'XKW - Consoles - Reports - Kotaku

Models with the serial 'XKW' are updated consoles reports Kotaku. Nintendo Switch consoles currently retail at about $299.

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