‘Nintendo Switch Lite’ Announced: Cheaper and Smaller!

The rumors were true! Nintendo has revealed the Nintendo Switch Lite, a cheaper and streamlined alternative to the Nintendo Switch.

It will release on September 20th for $199, or $100 less than the original model. It will be available in three colors at launch: yellow, gray, and turquoise. The cheaper price point should attract more fans to Nintendo.

The focus of the Lite will be on handheld play and portability, like the Gameboy and DS.

The Switch Lite can’t connect to a TV and the Joy-Con controllers are built-in. (If a game needs motion controls, you will have to connect a pair of Joy-Cons separately.) It has a 5.5 inch touch display versus the 6.2 inches of its predecessor. The controls now feature a proper D-Pad on the left side. The unit itself is lighter than the original and has slightly better battery life. There is no kick-stand.

A special edition unit featuring Zacian and Zamazenta will also release on November 8th in North America and Europe.

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  1. Lechu v 2017 Not a war criminal...
    Lechu v 2017


    Honestly, a Snap remake would go great with the switch, no doubt. BUT, remakes, are not ORIGINAL.
    ~~~CHANGE MY MIND~~~
  2. Nate the Boi Aspiring Trainer
    Nate the Boi


    This was a great idea for people who love the mobile aspect to the switch and their mobile games. People who are complaining about it most likely already have a switch since it is just an inferior version of the original. The marked down price by $100 and the features its lost make it a great system for people who want a switch but don't care about the home console and enjoy the mobile games and portability of it. I will definitely buy the sword and shield version when it comes out to play the new game!
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  3. His Goominess sue me
    His Goominess


    I'm actually pretty sure I'm gonna get one of these. I've wanted a Switch, but I'm not in a place where I can really justify spending that much on a games console, so this is something that's a good solution for me. I don't have a TV and I have no issue with the controllers not being detachable, plus it comes in one of my favourite colours (turquoise) so it feels like a win-win situation for me.
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  4. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
    Raven Zombie


    Im guessing that the SS version comes with the game... I hope to god that it wont be digital download only... but it will be.
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  5. Lechu v 2017 Not a war criminal...
    Lechu v 2017


    But. When you already purchase a Switch, it just makes it pointless to buy another, but it's just a switch without home features.
    more of a down-grade for me.
  6. Ice Arceus #Jovimohnaeliackvid
    Ice Arceus

    Advanced Member Member

    Seems enticing, especially since I've been holding out on the Switch for some time now in the event of future models being released. The main factor that has been holding me back is the drifting issue that has been prevalent on many of the joy cons. I'll probably wait and see how the release goes and the overall review of the Lite. The turquoise color is quite beautiful, though :p
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  7. Lechu v 2017 Not a war criminal...
    Lechu v 2017


    I mean it is fine IF you do not own one, but buying a NEW switch, even though you have one, ESPECIALLY for it's colors is just blatant stupidity.
  8. PokeMedic Don't talk to me or my Pokemon ever again

    Articles Staff Activities Staff Member

    Hopefully the product development trend follows with a Switch XL EX+ Alpha 3
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