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Aca Vuksa



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:24 am Reply with quote
This new model with better battery is going to be really good, i hope this will attract better-experienced gamers like me.
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miken



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 pm Reply with quote
that's a start, but there are many other things to fix...

https://twitter.com/NemisisPlays/status/1150305766605295616
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Tenbyakugon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:45 pm Reply with quote
miken wrote:
that's a start, but there are many other things to fix...

https://twitter.com/NemisisPlays/status/1150305766605295616


They will, but I guess that’s where the Lite can be a stop-gap measure. Also, this is the minority. I own six Joy-Con controllers and have had no issues with any of them.
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IanC



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:41 pm Reply with quote
This is a minor update, but a nice one. I think it's due to a more efficient version of the SoC, and a switch to DDR4 ram (same things the Lite has), not an actual larger battery.

I won't be swapping my current Switch for this, but if I played it undocked more I might...
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Covnam



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:52 pm Reply with quote
I play almost exclusively docked so this isn't for me, but I like the color of that blue joy con. Too bad it isn't a matching set =/
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:44 am Reply with quote
Tenbyakugon wrote:


They will, but I guess that’s where the Lite can be a stop-gap measure. Also, this is the minority. I own six Joy-Con controllers and have had no issues with any of them.


Minority in the sense that it's not a common problem. Or minority in the sense that you're among the lucky few who don't have to deal with the problem?
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Morning Blue



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:38 am Reply with quote
Mine has consistently been pressing up on the left joy-con, both the direction up arrow and the analog, for months now. If Nintendo can't fix that, there's no point to the new Switch. Or the portable one, for that matter.
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SpiritBomb1991



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:45 pm Reply with quote
the original switch undocked never went longer than 2.5-3.0 hrs for me.

The new one probably has 4-4.5 max i reckon.

The longer hours must mean for 8bit games or some very low power function app or just sitting on the main menu.
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Fluwm



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:10 pm Reply with quote
I tend to get around 5 hours on the original Switch, but in handheld mode I'm typically playing 2D indie games, which aren't as demanding.

Anyway, since they appear to be emulating the DS line, I eagerly anticipate the eventual Switch XL and/or NSi XL--an upgrade actually worth upgrading to.
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Revolutionary



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:48 am Reply with quote
So this slight revision of the original Switch model will have a longer battery life than the new exclusively handheld version? That means that Switch Lite is officially inferior as a handheld, the function it was designed for.
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