Update - 18/08: Sorry folks, The Verge got in contact with Nintendo of America and received the following statement from an official spokesperson:
We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program. We always want players to enjoy their Nintendo Switch systems, and if anything ever gets in the way of that, we encourage them to visit http://support.nintendo.com for support, or to contact our consumer support team.
Original story - 17/08: Imagine if you purchased the original Nintendo Switch and then found out a revised model had just been released. You would probably want to replace it, right? Well, now you reportedly can.
Provided you’re located in North America and bought an original system any time after 17th July this year, Nintendo will allow you to trade-in your old model Switch for a new one with better battery life.
This special offer was discovered by a user over the Switch Reddit, who further explained how Nintendo will swap an old system for a new one – for free – as long as the console was purchased after the above-mentioned date and the customer pays to ship the older unit.
Digital Trends even reached out to Nintendo and confirmed this offer does in fact exist.
If you are hoping to get your hands a new Switch, and aren't able to take advantage of this unofficial promo, the best way to find one is by looking for the red packaging in-store. Revised Switch serial numbers also supposedly start with XKW. There’s no word on how long this replacement deal will last.
Are you eligible for this offer? Tell us down in the comments.