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Feltrol

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
1,231
I currently own an original Nintendo Switch model (2017). I have been playing a lot in handheld mode for games like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Dragon Quest XI S -- it really feels good to play that way. However, I'd like to mention that whenever friends come, we play on the TV, so the Nintendo Switch Lite isn't an option here unfortunately.

I read that the new version of the Switch has a very improved battery life, so I am very interested on that. Nonetheless, I am not sure if I should just wait for the possible "Pro" version announcement. That extended battery life would prove quite useful but if there is a better version on the horizon, I guess it would be better to wait, right? Best case scenario would be to get the new version and then sell it when a Pro version comes around -- in case it does.

TLDR: Is the extended battery life Nintendo Switch worth it if I already own an original Nintendo Switch that I use to play on the TV when friends come but that I use as a handheld the rest of the time?
 

lenovox1

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,627
I currently own an original Nintendo Switch model (2017). I have been playing a lot in handheld mode for games like Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Dragon Quest XI S -- it really feels good to play that way. However, I'd like to mention that whenever friends come, we play on the TV, so the Nintendo Switch Lite isn't an option here unfortunately.

I read that the new version of the Switch has a very improved battery life, so I am very interested on that. Nonetheless, I am not sure if I should just wait for the possible "Pro" version announcement. That extended battery life would prove quite useful but if there is a better version on the horizon, I guess it would be better to wait, right? Best case scenario would be to get the new version and then sell it when a Pro version comes around -- in case it does.

TLDR: Is the extended battery life Nintendo Switch worth it if I already own an original Nintendo Switch that I use to play on the TV when friends come but that I use as a handheld the rest of the time?
I would just get a battery pack. There are some that clip directly onto the Switch.
 

Brokenrobot

Member
Jul 12, 2018
181
Gotta say as someone who is lukewarm on Nintendo’s first party stuff (except Animal Crossing) I am loving their third party push right now. If you told me last gen that I would be playing civ, the Witcher, planescape, and frigging deadly premonition on a Nintendo console I would have called you a crazy person. This is what it must have been like back in the snes days.
 

Kaze.

Member
Sep 17, 2019
47
I want to buy an ethernet adapter for my Nintendo Switch because of latency issues in Overwatch. If anyone using share his impressions with it?
Is it really overheating or just warming up to the touch?
 

MatrixMan.exe

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,493
So my worst nightmare happened. Spent a bunch of money importing the new Dragon Quest Switch bundle, opened it up and it has two stuck pixels.

I'm guessing I can't pay for my Nintendo (UK) to do a screen replacement, so what are my options?

Not sure sending it back to Japan is worth the time, effort and cost...
 

Factory 1.21

Member
Oct 29, 2017
364
Colorado, USA
I want to buy an ethernet adapter for my Nintendo Switch because of latency issues in Overwatch. If anyone using share his impressions with it?
Is it really overheating or just warming up to the touch?
I keep my Switch docked 24x7 with the Ethernet adapter (which I purchased directly from Nintendo's US online store). The Switch does not "overheat". It is merely warm. It's harmless.

I originally bought the Ethernet adapter for the Wii U because Xenoblade Chronicles X constantly disconnected from the online server when I played it over WiFi. After getting the Ethernet adapter it never lost the connection again. When I bought the Switch, it "inherited" the adapter from the Wii U. I have had zero problems with it.
 

Chackan

Member
Oct 31, 2017
2,461
I’m having trouble deciding if I should buy a:

- Pro Controller
- 8BitDo SF30 Pro+
- 8Bitdo adaptar to use a PS4 controller

I’m more inclined for the Pro Controller, but it is the most expensive option, and if it isn’t THAT better than the alternatives...!
 

Noppie

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,904
I’m having trouble deciding if I should buy a:

- Pro Controller
- 8BitDo SF30 Pro+
- 8Bitdo adaptar to use a PS4 controller

I’m more inclined for the Pro Controller, but it is the most expensive option, and if it isn’t THAT better than the alternatives...!
Pro Controller is IMO leaps better than PS4 at least. Don't have SF30, but if you want to decide between those two I'd choose Pro any day.
 

Vic_Viper

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,632
So it looks like im about to run out of space on my SDcard in my Switch. Has anyone here had to upgrade to a larger SDcard and deal with transferring the data from the old one to the new one? Reading the guide on Nintendo's website now and man lol. All I care about is the save game data, I can always just redownload the actual games. Can I use the Cloud Save Data thing to do this if I sign up for the Online service?
 

Illusionary

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,023
Manchester, UK
So it looks like im about to run out of space on my SDcard in my Switch. Has anyone here had to upgrade to a larger SDcard and deal with transferring the data from the old one to the new one? Reading the guide on Nintendo's website now and man lol. All I care about is the save game data, I can always just redownload the actual games. Can I use the Cloud Save Data thing to do this if I sign up for the Online service?
Game saves are in internal storage.
 

Bii

Member
Oct 25, 2017
654
So it looks like im about to run out of space on my SDcard in my Switch. Has anyone here had to upgrade to a larger SDcard and deal with transferring the data from the old one to the new one? Reading the guide on Nintendo's website now and man lol. All I care about is the save game data, I can always just redownload the actual games. Can I use the Cloud Save Data thing to do this if I sign up for the Online service?
Switching and upgrading to a larger microSD card is easy. Basically drag and drop, and that's it. Nothing else to it. Unless, you don't have a PC and something to connect the microSD card to it...
 

U2NUMB

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,362
So... bought a Switch Lite and made it my primary and then downloaded a number of games and installed games via Cards... does the Time Played not carry over? Seems to on some games but not all. Some where I had well over 100 hours played now say "Started 10 min ago" or something like that. Will it update to the correct time played after 10 days?
 

Scheris

Member
Oct 27, 2017
427
So... bought a Switch Lite and made it my primary and then downloaded a number of games and installed games via Cards... does the Time Played not carry over? Seems to on some games but not all. Some where I had well over 100 hours played now say "Started 10 min ago" or something like that. Will it update to the correct time played after 10 days?
Not 100% on this, but I think it can take a little while before things fully sync up, likely dependent on how many records you had transferred over.
 

CthulhuSars

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,909
So... bought a Switch Lite and made it my primary and then downloaded a number of games and installed games via Cards... does the Time Played not carry over? Seems to on some games but not all. Some where I had well over 100 hours played now say "Started 10 min ago" or something like that. Will it update to the correct time played after 10 days?
My stuff never linked up correctly.
 

El Pescado

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,122
I’m not sure how it works at all.

I did a System Transfer when I got the New Switch from my old one and my Play History hours carried over, but if I go into view all all sort by Most Played it only organizes by the games I’ve played the most on the new system.

My Switch Lite which I only logged in to my account on shows all the games I’ve played and all their hours even if they’re not downloaded to the system. I’m not yet sure if it combines the hours played on each system together.
 

U2NUMB

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,362
I’m not sure how it works at all.

I did a System Transfer when I got the New Switch from my old one and my Play History hours carried over, but if I go into view all all sort by Most Played it only organizes by the games I’ve played the most on the new system.

My Switch Lite which I only logged in to my account on shows all the games I’ve played and all their hours even if they’re not downloaded to the system. I’m not yet sure if it combines the hours played on each system together.
Just so frustrating how Nintendo half asses everything it seems. I have 3 Xbox Ones and they just sync and work, stats and all.
 

VulcanRaven

Member
Oct 21, 2019
3
Just did a system transfer from OG switch to my new switch lite. Love it so far!

should I get a screen protector though?

never had one on my original model because it was always in a carrying case. Haven’t found a good switch lite case yet but I am working on that

even with case, is it still worth it?

I used to had putting them on older handhelds because I could never get it aligned perfect and you’d get bubbles and dust under it

But I heard they make “glass” ones for switch that don’t scratch as easy and apply just fine. Thoughts?