Nintendo Switch’s Battery Will Not Be Replaceable, According to New FCC Documents

on December 28, 2016 2:38 PM

Earlier this week, Nintendo filed its paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission and the documents have illuminated some details regarding the home console’s specifications. Notably, gamers will not be able to replace the Nintendo Switch’s battery.

The Nintendo Switch acts as a fusion home and handheld hybrid console, thus the reason it requires a battery. Nintendo’s previous home console, the Wii U, did feature an upgradable battery for the Wii U’s GamePad — a feature which could boost the battery lifespan 266% (from 3 hours to 8 hours).

We still don’t know how the Nintendo Switch’s battery will perform in action — here is hoping all of those questions are answered on the upcoming Tokyo Webcast on January 13, 2017.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.