The New Nintendo Switch model with better battery life looks to be hitting Aussie stores

by Daniel VuckovicAugust 1, 2019

As reported by the folks at Press-Start, the new Nintendo Switch model, the one with the better battery life (not the Lite) has started arriving in Australian stores.

Some JB Hi-Fi stores on the east coast of Australia have stock already, and some of them are selling it. Others tell us they’ll only sell it if asked for. JB Hi-Fi has it in their system at $449.

Picture: Press-Start

We’re not sure if that’s an official RRP or just JB Hi-Fi’s price. No word on when stock will spread to other retailers, and even then if they’ll sell it.

This means Australia is one of the first places in the world to have this new model. If you find a store that has it, let people know in the comments.

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  • Tyris
    August 1, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I’m seeing SRP as $469.95 with official release date marked as 16th of August.

  • Nicholas
    August 1, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Do the gamepads now match the colours on the box?

  • Dylan m
    August 2, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Has anyone picked one up in the Brisbane area?

  • Justin Millard
    August 2, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Surprised that you didn’t add info on how to identify it.
    Model number: HAC-001(-01).
    Product description: Battery life approximately 4.5 to 9 hours.

  • Silly G
    August 2, 2019 at 8:38 am

    I suspected that the recommended retail price would creep back up upon the release of these.

    For $399, these would have been extremely tempting, but I haven’t really been in a situation where I have needed the longer battery life anyway.

  • Joe
    August 2, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    JB Barkly Square have the stock but said they can’t sell because it’s under embargo until the 5th

  • Smasher
    August 4, 2019 at 10:18 am

    It also runs a lot cooler than the old one, which should actually help gaming FPS as it won’t hit the thermal throttle so quickly/easily.

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