Earlier this week, GameXplain looked inside the packaging of the new standard Switch. Now that this is out of the way, it has decided to run a test to see just how long the battery in the revised unit lasts.
According to Nintendo's general estimate, this revised model can run for 4.5 - 9 hours, while the old unit is capable of 2.5 - 6.5 hours. Nintendo even provided a comparison featuring The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, stating it would last for around 5.5 hours on the revised model and roughly three hours on the older model.
GameXplain once again ran its "Max" test, where it turned up the brightness, volume and turned on the wireless to see how long the new unit could last while running Breath of the Wild. This is the same test it ran in Breath of the Wild when the original model was released. So, what were the results? The revision nearly made it to the four-hour mark, while the original unit only made it to two hours and a half. This is a maximum setting test, so it's likely to be different from Nintendo's own estimations.
GameXplain also shared a video covering the load times of the revised model and found they were essentially the same as the original Switch. Though, it did find out the newer model is slightly faster (by just a few minutes) in terms of download speed.
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