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PSA - The Black Friday Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart 8 is the OLD Switch (HAC-001)

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Just read an article that the Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart 8 that Nintendo is shipping to retailers for Black Friday is the old version switch. The new version that was recently launched has an efficient processor and a much improved battery life. So far, this bundle has been seen on the leaked Target BF ad. I thought of creating this PSA so people can make an informed decision.

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How to know which version is which? I'm trying to pick one up this Black Friday.
The absolute best way to know is to look at the bottom of the case and if the serial number starts with XKW then it's the new version. The serial number will a cut out at the bottom of the box.
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225 for new model If you can use the 25% off any toy coupon - worked for me.
Where is his 25% off coupon, I am looking to buy one for my son
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Source? I've seen someone compare both screens, and the new screen has more accurate colors with a better white balance, and its brighter, too. What makes the new screen worse?
Same idk what he's on about
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225 for new model If you can use the 25% off any toy coupon - worked for me.
that doesn't work, consoles are excluded. you must have gotten manual override. YMMV
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This. Highly doubtfully that Nintendo would re-release an unpatched switch. They can be found on eBay if you really want one.
It's possible that it's old stock they're trying to clear, but you wouldn't know until looking at the serial
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225 for new model If you can use the 25% off any toy coupon - worked for me.
That is not possible as Nintendo items are excluded.
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He's lying, it would be YMMV and some cashier manually overrode it, consoles are excluded.
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That is not possible as Nintendo items are excluded.
It's happened over and over - just ask target chat to apply. I had no issue and have read many reports of others.
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I know the newer is supposedly "better", but I have the older switch and it works fantastic. If the deal is cheap enough, I wouldn't avoid it just because its a slightly better model. If it's not an amazing deal though, I'd probably hold out for newer.
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Where is his 25% off coupon, I am looking to buy one for my son
Text TOY to 827438 - then add to cart and open a chat with target support. They told me to buy and then refunded 75$.
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Source? I've seen someone compare both screens, and the new screen has more accurate colors with a better white balance, and its brighter, too. What makes the new screen worse?
It doesn't, that guy is wrong. The v2 switch screen is better in every way.
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That is not possible as Nintendo items are excluded.
The coupon says excludes Nintendo Labo. Not all Nintendo.
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He's lying, it would be YMMV and some cashier manually overrode it, consoles are excluded.
Not lying. Google search and read other posts and blogs. Worked without any issue via chat.
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Sad thing is this bundle has literally not changed in an entire year, so last year when GS had a gift card included it was the time to buy. They might do it again this year, but it's clear Nintendo is just sticking their head in the sand and ignoring the fact PS5 is just around the corner.
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I would also note that the chip was not replaced to increase performance.

It was replaced because the current chips can be easily exploited to run custom firmware. So, they are easy to run homebrew, pirated, or other software on.

In this case, the old version switch is probably the better buy if you care about that sort of thing.

Edit: Be sure to check the serial before buying, this can be seen without opening the switch: https://www.imore.com/how-buy-nin...-right-now
That's wrong. The chip increases battery life and runs cooler. The original switch had already been patched before v2 came out. That's why there's a site to identify patched/unpatched switches - the new switch has nothing to do with that.
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