Earlier today, a lot of new information was uploaded to Nintendo’s website regarding specifications of the Nintendo Switch, and within that information, details were included on how the battery in the Switch can be replaced.

The battery, that is said to last up to 6 hours of play, can be replaced by Nintendo should it fail – but it’s worth noting that an undisclosed fee will be charged for the service. The website states:”Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.”

Hopefully needing a battery replacement for the console is a rare occurrence, but at least we know it’s an option.

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  1. Apple does the same thing. if you want a new battery, you have to pay them to replace it. This is going to suck but I’m sure the original battery will be a high-quality battery. ( since Nintendo hardware usually doesn’t use cheap parts, with the exception of the original 3DS upper screen.)

    I am definitely waiting for Switch. And I bet we will see a “Switch Lite” in a year or two, with better battery, bundled games and better form factor (although the current form factor is already pretty nice.)

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  2. I guess this applies only to people with one thumb in their mouth and other thumb in their ass, Switching every 3 minutes.
    But seriously, I’m sure anyone with technical skills will probably be able to replace the battery.
    Though this device should have 2 year warranty, and over here non replaceable batteries has the same warranty period as the device itself.

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  3. Well, that’s disappointing– I bought the high-capacity battery for my Wii U gamepad and have never regretted it! I haven’t seen the battery light come on even once since! I was really hoping there’d be an option like that on the Switch…

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    • Yeah. I wouldn’t risk sending it in to them, either. I won’t risk the chance of them fucking up my save data or digital purchases. I’ve had those issues with Wii & Wii U losing save data because you can’t copy the data to an extra source of data storage. I’ll be damned if I have this issue a 3rd fucking time 3 fucking gens in a damn row. Hence why a universal account system is key. Otherwise, fuck the Switch & fuck Nintendo til they get their head out of their ass.

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        • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

          The weeks following the presentation have not been kind to my hype so yeah. I’m on a “I’ll keep my pre-order til the last minute & cancel if all of this bullshit becomes too much.” stance right now. I’ll just get my 50 bucks I put on it back sometime after March 4th or maybe I’ll use it as credit for something else. Maybe Nier: Automata if I don’t pre-order it directly from the PS Store on my PS4 first.

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