New Improved Switch Now Available

polyphoria

Member
Oct 27, 2017
518
Ontario, Canada
Does anyone know if you get your Switch replaced with Nintendo they'll give you a new model? I need to have mine repaired (left joycon won't lock, outer vent is broken) but it's $90 CDN and trading in at EB Games would only cost me $120... Then again maybe EB Games wouldn't give the full trade-in value since it has the broken vent. Hmmm.
 

Madao

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,219
Panama
so, i got my new switch and already transfered everything and have all my stuff working but there's one thing i just noticed.

the logged playtime doesn't seem to go up. i played enough of a game last night that it should have made the logged playtime go from 30 hours to 35 but it didn't. even the game's internal logged time is higher than 35 now.

anyone else getting this same issue? i'm worried the playtime logged somehow got glitched.
 

Rattleraptor

Member
Nov 11, 2017
163
Germany
so, i got my new switch and already transfered everything and have all my stuff working but there's one thing i just noticed.

the logged playtime doesn't seem to go up. i played enough of a game last night that it should have made the logged playtime go from 30 hours to 35 but it didn't. even the game's internal logged time is higher than 35 now.

anyone else getting this same issue? i'm worried the playime logged somehow got glitched.
wasn't it so that the time tracker first shows the activity after 7 days ? on a new unit ?
 

MartinB105

Member
Nov 8, 2017
1,745
Whoo! My delivery date just changed from "24th-27th August" to "23rd August". Should have my first Switch this weekend if everything goes to smoothly!
 

Madao

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,219
Panama
wasn't it so that the time tracker first shows the activity after 7 days ? on a new unit ?
when i set up the new Switch, it asked to log in into an existing account as an option and i did that and my user showed all the playlog data i already had in my original Switch. i assumed it would just continue logging time from wher i left off.

the pic can't be seen that clearly but it's noticeable that the same games' logged times were showing up in the new unit.
 

VeePs

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,192
Does anyone’s switch say failed to load setting Eshop needs to restart?

mine always says this once per day.
 

Phil32

Member
Oct 28, 2017
3,218
Does anyone’s switch say failed to load setting Eshop needs to restart?

mine always says this once per day.
That happened to me with my new Switch for the first few days, but it seems to have remedied itself. It's nothing to worry about thankfully, just annoying to see it pop up. For me, it showed it each time I opened up the eShop.
 

Green

Member
Oct 27, 2017
791
To those that have the new revision, any impressions on real-world battery life? If you had the old version, is it a noticeable improvement? Asking for a friend.
 

Green

Member
Oct 27, 2017
791
yes there is a huge difference in battery life but it would be best if you just look at this
Thanks for sharing. Missed this video. And they tested Zelda which is what I was curious about. An extra ~2 hours is pretty crazy! Almost want to "upgrade" my own based on this, if only I weren't knee deep in the modding aspect... Very cool.
 

Tahnit

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,542
yikes after seeing these screen lottery videos I don't think im going to be upgrading mine at all. I have a launch day switch and it has a perfect screen imo. Ill just get an external usb c battery and call it a day. This isn't worth the headache.
 

Xbox Live Mike

The Fallen
Oct 29, 2017
1,028
USA
I caved and got one, mine didn’t have a green tint and it seem brighter than my old switch. Transferring wasn’t the most ideal soulution. They need to fix the transfer process.
 

JCizzle

Avenger
Oct 26, 2017
1,089
Yes. Even better... $225. They are currently giving an extra $25 for the trade-in.
Check again on a Friday or near the end of this month. GameStop trade in values fluctuate a bit.

You get a $25 bonus on top of $175 tho, until Next month.
Thanks all!
 

Falus

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,019
So I’ve downloaded an app called lightspectrum pro on the AppStore. I’ve read it’s quite accurate and people use to set up their camera For photos

well. I tried it by putting the phone on my old OG and new switch.Is this app a scam or a bit accurate ?



Og Up :

(That next graph shows .. a lot’of Blue ? I’m no pro I don’t understand much )



New switch




ive tried a dozen of times and all results are the same
 
Oct 27, 2017
202
San Francisco, Ca
So I’ve downloaded an app called lightspectrum pro on the AppStore. I’ve read it’s quite accurate and people use to set up their camera For photos

well. I tried it by putting the phone on my old OG and new switch.Is this app a scam or a bit accurate ?



Og Up :

(That next graph shows .. a lot’of Blue ? I’m no pro I don’t understand much )



New switch




ive tried a dozen of times and all results are the same
6500K is generally what we consider a 'proper' white point, so your numbers are insinuating the older model was too cold (too blue), whereas numbers below 6500K would be "too warm" (red).
 

fontguy

Avenger
Oct 8, 2018
1,402
So I’ve downloaded an app called lightspectrum pro on the AppStore. I’ve read it’s quite accurate and people use to set up their camera For photos

well. I tried it by putting the phone on my old OG and new switch.Is this app a scam or a bit accurate ?



Og Up :

(That next graph shows .. a lot’of Blue ? I’m no pro I don’t understand much )



New switch




ive tried a dozen of times and all results are the same
What information are you trying to get from these readings?

The app says the new Switch has a warmer (more reddish) screen than the old Switch, which looks about right based on your photo.
 

Falus

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,019
6500K is generally what we consider a 'proper' white point, so your numbers are insinuating the older model was too cold (too blue), whereas numbers below 6500K would be "too warm" (red).
So actually -if- that app is accurate the new one would be better ? Damn I like that OG picture more

just checked my Tv it’s around 7100 (I use « cold 1 ») whereas my surface pro which I never change settings is at 6000
 

Blackthorn

Member
Oct 26, 2017
781
London
I rarely meet anyone who doesn’t have their displays set to far too blue if they have the option of changing it themselves. Then they think the correct colour temperature is too yellow. It’s a sad state of affairs.

I advise everyone to set their displays to as close to 6500k as they can get it then just leave it alone and get used to it. It will look weird at first if you’re used to a blue display but your eyes will adapt. Then when you switch back you will see “cool” displays as the eye-searing abominations that they are.
 

Intoxicate

Member
Oct 30, 2018
233
I received a couple of new or V2 Switches which I ordered in light of the “panel lottery”.
I feel stupid since all looked the same!