So you know all these reports earlier this week on a Nintendo Switch-exchange program? Yes, it turned out to be a bunch of crap. The Verge has released an official statement from a Nintendo representative on Saturday that exposes the deal.
The unofficial (and now untrue confirmed) offer was first reported to Reddit, where users claimed that Nintendo officials had agreed to swap their current switch for a new one as long as they bought the console after the upgrade was announced July 17 was. A Youtuber has even forged a recording of a Nintendo representative who confirms this deal by phone. It has only been officially announced that this updated switch has a longer battery life. However, players who got the model under control said they have an improved screen and CPU.
Gizmodo turned to Nintendo at the time to ask about the deal, but his phone line seemed overwhelmed by others who wanted to know the same thing. Then, Saturday, Nintendo provided Verge with the following statement denying that there was ever a switch exchange program:
We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program. We want players to always enjoy their Nintendo Switch systems, and if ever prevented, we encourage you to visit http://support.nintendo.com for support, or to contact our support team ,
what? Many switch owners (including myself) have considered that the battery life of the console (about two and a half to six and a half hours) for what Nintendo originally marketed as a portable system is much too short, and therefore promise a free upgrade seemed too good to be true. And as it turned out, so was it.