Everything We Know About the Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite on hardwood table

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Nintendo recently announced a new hardware iteration of the massively popular Nintendo Switch, called the Nintendo Switch Lite. The console will be priced at $200, and will be a sleeker system with handheld-only play in mind. The Nintendo Switch Lite release date is scheduled for September 20th, so it’s sure to be one of the hottest holiday gifts of 2019. To discuss more information about this smaller Switch hardware, Nintendo released a 6 minute long video showcasing various talking points.

Nintendo released a good chunk of information about the Nintendo Switch Lite in their video, so we recommend you check it out for all the details. Here’s a summary of the major feature differences between the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite.

Nintendo Switch Lite Colors

Nintendo Switch Lite Colors
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Although the marketing mostly features the yellow console, the Nintendo Switch Lite will be available in three colors overall: gray, turquoise, and yellow. There’s no word on whether certain colored consoles will be more limited than others.

Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite has fewer features than the Nintendo Switch, so if you’re thinking about buying one, you’ll want to be aware of these changes. Firstly, The Nintendo Switch Lite has no detachable Joy-Con controllers. Instead, the controllers are permanently attached to the main unit and the screen. Because of that, there is no HD Rumble or motion control support. If you want to play a game that requires motion controls you’ll need to buy additional Joy-Con controllers.

Nintendo Switch Lite First Look
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The Nintendo Switch Lite also has a smaller screen, a new D-pad, and an extended battery life. As expected, the console does not come with a tv dock and cannot be charged using one. This is a console designed purely for handheld-only play, so while it can connect with other Nintendo Switch consoles with no problem, it’s not meant for group play off of one system.

Nintendo Switch Lite Release Date
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We’re looking forward to checking out the Nintendo Switch Lite when it releases on September 20th, 2019 for $200.

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Matthew Owen
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I’m a lifelong gamer and an overall media junkie. I also watch an unhealthy amount of movies and try to spread as much love into the world as I can. Hope you enjoyed the content!

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