Nintendo's Portable-only Switch Lite will release this September

A Switch that can't Switch?

Nintendo's Portable-only Switch Lite will release this September

Nintendo's Portable-only Switch Lite will release this September

Nintendo has officially revealed their Switch Lite console, a new version of their Switch console that's dedicated to handheld play, removing the system's detachable joy-cons and features like HD rumble to offer a low-cost, portable-only design. 

Yes, this is a Switch that can't switch between the original system's handheld and home console modes, dropping support for TV/docked play to deliver a lower $199 price tag. 

This new variant of Nintendo's Switch will release on September 20th and come in Grey, Yellow and Turquoise colour options, with a specialised Pokemon Themed version of the console coming on November 8th, one week before the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield. 

With this new console, Nintendo offers a marginally increased battery life over the company's original Switch model, providing users a smaller 5.5-inch touch screen which delivers the same 720p screen resolution as its predecessor. The console is also significantly lighter than the original handheld, weighing 275g instead of the original console/s 398g (when controllers are attached).

The Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Switch games that support handheld mode, with games that lack handheld mode support requiring the use of external joy-con controllers. The Switch lite supports a 3-7 hour battery life, which is a modest improvement over the original's 2.5-6.5 hours of battery life.  

Nintendo's Portable-only Switch Lite will cost $199 and release on September 20th. 

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10-07-2019, 11:17:53

so its a DS?Quote

10-07-2019, 11:43:30

Yeah this is because the 3DS line is essentially being deprecated, 3DS's are only still in manufacture because of customer/retail demand but Nintendo arn't making any more games for that platform and want Switch to be their main handheld line too, which means they need a model that's cheaper and more rugged for the young 'uns or people who want a pure handheld.Quote

10-07-2019, 13:29:02

Originally Posted by demonking View Post
so its a DS?
Half a DS. Quote

10-07-2019, 13:39:58

with how many video's on YT repairing the joy-cons on these I think I'd rather pay the extra for the proper switchQuote

10-07-2019, 13:47:05

To be fair most of the things that caused issues have been removed entirely, or were there because of the re-movability, Switch's OG design was fundamentally kinda fragile in a few aspects which doesn't seem to be the case with this chunky little thing with no detachable parts.Quote

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