What you need to know
- The newer Nintendo Switch model with vastly improved battery life is beginning to hit retailers.
- If you're interested in getting a new Nintendo Switch, GameStop has a trade-in program for your current model.
- GameStop is offering $225 for trade-ins of the current Nintendo Switch, which would put you over two-thirds of the way towards a new Switch.
The revised Nintendo Switch model has started hitting retailers and if you're interested in picking one up, GameStop has a great deal to take advantage of. Right now, you can trade in your original Nintendo Switch for $225. Since the new Nintendo Switch is listed at retail for $299, you'll be able to upgrade for $75.
Do remember however that not all games on Nintendo Switch support cloud saves, so make sure all your data is backed up before you trade your Nintendo Switch in. To make sure you're getting a new Nintendo Switch wherever you purchase it from, make sure the box art looks like this:
The revised Nintendo Switch is mostly the same but it boasts a far better battery life. Nintendo states on their website that if you can play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for about 3 hours on the regular Nintendo Switch, you'll be able to play for around 5.5 hours on the new model.
Some great pickups for Switch owners
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (opens in new tab) ($60 at Amazon)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses brings everything fans have loved about past games and joins it with new features that make this an accessible title for newcomers and veterans alike. Choose your house and lead your students to victory!(opens in new tab)
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (opens in new tab) ($62 at Amazon)
The Nintendo Switch Pro controller is perfect for a variety of different games. Whether you're roaming Hyrule as Link, pulling off crazy combos with Bayonetta or throwing those infernal shells in Mario Kart, this is a great controller.(opens in new tab)
128 GB SanDisk Memory Card (opens in new tab) ($26 at Amazon)
Want to download more games but your Nintendo Switch doesn't have space? This memory card can fix that issue easily.
Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Nintendo on iMore. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.
This is a TERRIBLE suggestion. If you have a 000 Switch, you could get a TON for it on Ebay. Not to mention, from what I've seen, the new model isn't THAT much of a step up.
What's a 000 Switch and how do I know if I have one or not.
AGREED~! IT IS A TERRIBLE SUGGESTION. HOW ABOUT TAX? YOU PAY TAX TWICE THATS OVER $50 BUCKS!!! $50 + $75 = $125.00 EXTRA
Excuse me, but where do you live that has a 17% tax rate? $50 in taxes on $299 is outrageous. Most places have about 1/2 of that for a tax rate. In all actuality, it's about a $100 upgrade.
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