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Topic: What will happen to my Switch when replacement batteries go out of production?

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DreemWeever

Unlike other Nintendo TV consoles the Switch relies on a rechargeable battery.
What will happen to my Switch and Switch games when eventually replacement batteries for the unit go out of production?
Here's hoping the next Switch is backward compatible atleast.

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WoomyNNYes

@DreemWeever That's partly why I've wanted a tv-only version of the Switch - No rechargeable battery baloney to worry about in the future.

Ditto on hopes for next gen compatibility.

Edited on by WoomyNNYes

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Rambler

Would a Switch work docked with a dead battery?
I used to have a laptop that only worked when plugged in.
I would imagine that third party batteries will be produced for quite a while. If you can currently get mods for GameCubes, I would think that third party batteries will be around for a while.

I would hope, too, that Nintendo allow for backwards compatibility with the next console. It would be difficult to justify if not, I think

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DreemWeever

@WoomyNNYes
Yeah that would be awesome. My wish for next gen would be consumers are given two options for similar price: "Switch 2" or "Switch 2 TV Only".
TV only would come with a pro controller.

But I'm not going to get my hopes up... anyhow I reckon replacement batteries will be around for a good ten years or so yet.

Favourite MK8 deluxe tracks:
Big Blue
Mute City
Ribbon Road
Cheese Land

DreemWeever

@Rambler I've heard that Switch would not work docked with dead battery. Yes I think your right about 3rd party battery support and next gen backward compatibility.

Favourite MK8 deluxe tracks:
Big Blue
Mute City
Ribbon Road
Cheese Land

Rambler

@DreemWeever - that's interesting to know about a dead battery. A cursory Google seemed to indicated "it works like a phone" which I guess is the case as it's just an upskilled tablet.
So it seems that, unlike a laptop, it does need a working battery, as you say.

Rambler

Grumblevolcano

@DreemWeever The Wii U is kind of similar because so much requires the Wii U Gamepad, you can't even access settings without it.

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blindsquarel

@Fairburne
At that point why would it be called the switch.

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blindsquarel

Hope you can find a new battery i guess?

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blindsquarel

@Fairburne
The lite still looks like a switch. The new console would need to look similar to a switch, which would destroy the point of a at home console. And on the point about switch being a brand, so was the Wii. And we all know how the Wii U turned out.

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