The new Switch was the center of discussions between users due to the supposed existence of an exchange program for those who had bought the old version of the console. Nintendo, however, denied the measure and ruled out the possibility of the model with longer battery life reaching more people.
“We don’t have a Nintendo Switch exchange program,” the company said in a statement. The statement further suggests that players with problems on their consoles visit the support page on their website or contact their support team.
The rumor about switching between old and new versions of the Switch came on Reddit. One user’s report indicated that Nintendo had revealed that the replacement could happen if the device had been purchased after July 17, the day the new version was announced.
With that, some users would be entitled to a free improvement when they receive a new console with longer battery life. The information was confirmed by the Polygon on Friday (16), but Nintendo released a note with clarification on Saturday (17).
The reason for the mismatched information has not yet been explained. O Polygon suggests that switching consoles was an informal practice that Nintendo plans to cancel “now that the details of the offer are more widely disclosed”.
The interest in the new Switch is caused by the longer battery life. The console now has a more efficient processor that keeps it on between 4:30 am and 9 am. The original version, on the other hand, had autonomy between 2:30 and 6:30 hours.
As of September 20, Nintendo will sell the Switch Lite, which has no detachable Joy-Con controls and cannot be connected to the TV. The console battery lasts between 3 am and 7 am, according to the manufacturer.