However, given that there is no difference aesthetically, how will gamers know which Switch they are buying? For starters, there will be a barcode that will differentiate the previous Switch from the new Switch, but to make it clearer, Nintendo has confirmed that the new Switch will come with new packaging to make things more obvious.
According to Nintendo who issued a statement to iMore, “The revised model of the flagship Nintendo Switch system includes the same look as the original, but it has longer battery life. The packaging for Nintendo Switch has also been given a new look. Consumers should start seeing the new packaging on store shelves around mid-August, but that will vary by individual stores and locations.”
There is no word on what this new packaging will look like, but hopefully it will be drastic enough where gamers will be able to comfortably pick one up without being confused about which model they bought. The new Nintendo Switch isn’t available for purchase yet but it should be soon enough.