Last month, a new revision of the standard Nintendo Switch model was spotted on the company's official website which was said to bring an improved battery life. Now, it would appear that those consoles are starting to hit store shelves.

Reports have come in from both Australia and Hong Kong stating that the new model - which can actually be easily identified thanks to a new packaging design - has appeared in stores. In Australia's case, Press Start reports that the new console revision has arrived in multiple JB Hi-Fi stores in both Melbourne and Sydney.


The new and improved model should improve the current Switch's 2.5 - 6.5 hour battery life to 4.5 - 9 hours. It would appear that the improvement is thanks to an updated 'Mariko' verison of the Tegra X1 chip that is believed to be used in the upcoming Switch Lite; the battery is the same as before, but the new chip improves the console's overall performance resulting in the upgrade.

It's unlikely that Nintendo will actively announce when the new consoles will hit stores across North America and Europe, but make sure to keep an eye out for the new box if you're looking to pick on up. It should only be a matter of time.

[source twitter.com, via press-start.com.au, videogameschronicle.com]