The news of the free transfer to the new Nintendo Switch model for some owners of the old one has been denied by Nintendo itself.
Nintendo has denied the existence of a program to allow the free switch to the new Nintendo Switch model for those who had recently bought the old one. The news had circulated over the weekend but had never been made official by Nintendo, despite coming from sources inside the company.
The denial was given with an official note collected by The Verge: ” We do not have a Nintendo Switch model exchange program. It is our desire that players always enjoy their Nintendo Switches and if something prevents them we invite them to visit http://support.nintendo.com for assistance or to contact our support team. “
The new and old Nintendo Switch model has a substantial difference: battery life. In the new model, the duration of the charge goes from 4.5 to 9 hours (depending on the use), while in the old it goes from 2.5 to 6.5 hours. This is why those who have just purchased an old model without knowing the new one would certainly have appreciated the change.
It is not clear if Nintendo’s step back is true because of the overwhelming resonance of the news, or if, more simply, it is a project aborted in the bud to avoid confusion in users.