New Switch Lite has double the battery

The new Nintendo Switch will have nearly double the battery life of the previous console.

Nintendo has upgraded the battery where now it’ll run up to 9H of runtime, which is nearly double that of the previous gen.

Tom’s Guide did the legwork and determined that this is indeed true.

They played an endless 8-player CPU battle in SSBU on both consoles. They basically tried to make them both drain the battery as fast as possible, and maxed out the brightness also.

The Switch that was just released had about 5H of runtime whereas the old one ran for about 2.5H, which means this is nearly double the battery.

For those who don’t want to pick up the new Switch Lite, this may just sway your opinion. Or not. But keep in mind, you could just get a portal battery pack for the old Switch, so yeah.

Eugene Schmidt

Eugene Schmidt

Freelance journalist and part-time gamer. I specialize in indie games as I think they don't get the attention they deserve. I'm just your typical consumer who has some opinions to share. I've been reviewing games since I was 12. I started out reviewing them with friends on old forums that now no longer exist. Then I went to online VoDs, which I've lost interest in. And now I'm here to deliver my thoughts in written format!

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