Last month, Nintendo officially announced that they’ll be launching a new Nintendo Switch. This version will be identical to the current model but will come with a larger battery that should allow you to enjoy gaming on the Switch while on the go for longer periods of time.
But since there are no cosmetic differences, how will gamers know which Switch they are buying? Good question. There will be a barcode that will differentiate the previous Switch from the new Switch, but to make it even clearer, Nintendo has now confirmed that the new Switch will come with new packaging to make it even more obvious.
Nintendo issued a statement to iMore saying, “The revised model of the flagship Nintendo Switch system includes the same look as the original, but it has longer battery life. The packaging for Nintendo Switch has also been given a new look. Consumers should start seeing the new packaging on store shelves around mid-August, but that will vary by individual stores and locations.”
We don’t know what this new packaging will look like, but hopefully, it will be different enough so that gamers will be able to pick one up without being confused about which model they are buying. The new Nintendo Switch should be available for purchase soon.