How to buy extended battery Nintendo Switch

What you need to keep an eye out for if you're looking to pick up the new Nintendo Switch with extended battery life.

A new Nintendo Switch is now available for purchase that boasts extended battery life. While the changes between the new Nintendo Switch and its predecessor are minor, the upgraded battery life makes the new version worth buying, especially if you don’t already own a Switch. Given the two versions are practically the same though, finding the new version can be something of a challenge. To help, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining how to buy the extended battery Nintendo Switch.

How to buy extended battery Nintendo Switch

How to buy extended battery Nintendo Switch
To buy the extended battery Nintendo Switch, you'll need to keep an eye out for packaging clues. The old version has a box that's primarily white and grey, while the new version has an updated red box design.
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The easiest way to differentiate between the old version and the new extended battery Nintendo Switch is the packaging. In the image above, you can see each version side-by-side. On the left, you’ll see the old version which is primarily white and grey. On the right, the extended battery version is similar, but with a few key differences.

As you can see, the extended battery Nintendo Switch boasts an updated package design with a red background as opposed to the white and grey. If you’re picking up a Nintendo Switch in person, you’ll want to ensure you grab the red box as opposed to the white and grey box. If you’re purchasing the extended battery Nintendo Switch online, the new version will often sport a different model # than the original along with images of the updated red box.

Of course, having direct links to follow can be helpful as the extended battery Nintendo Switch doesn’t always come up when you search for it. Below, we’ve listed several direct links that take you directly to the extended battery Nintendo Switch!

As of right now, only Amazon and Best Buy have listings that reflect the new, red box. If you’d rather purchase your Nintendo Switch from GameStop or Target, we recommend picking it up in person to ensure you receive the updated extended battery version. Be sure to check back, as we’ll be updating this guide as retailers update their product listings to accommodate the extended battery Nintendo Switch.

In the meantime, what do you think of the extended battery Nintendo Switch? Are you planning on buying one, or are you more interested in the cheaper Nintendo Switch model coming out this year, the Switch Lite? Let us know down in the comments below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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