Nintendo’s new Switch Lite can’t actually ‘switch’

Nintendo’s new Switch Lite can’t actually ‘switch’

The Nintendo Switch Lite is described as a compact and lightweight version of the original designed specifically to play Switch games in handheld mode.

Today Nintendo announced a new addition to the Switch family with the Nintendo Switch Lite. The handheld console will be available in turquoise, gray and yellow models, as the above image shows, and will also come with a screen protector and protective case.


Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser said the new system gives gamers more color and price point options. Games that require these features-such as 1-2-Switch, Super Mario Party, and Nintendo Labo-can still be used with the system if players buy separate Joy-Cons. It has no kickstand and does not support video output to a TV.

For months now, various reports have been claiming Nintendo's secret intention to release a cheaper, handheld-only Nintendo Switch.


Nintendo have released a special trailer to mark the announcement of the Nintendo Switch Lite, with General Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi giving fans an in-depth look at the console. As the name suggests, Switch Lite is a smaller, lighter variation of the original Switch. The handheld version is now officially known as the Switch Lite, which is expected to start shipping this September. After that though, it's just like using a regular Nintendo Switch. Before you ask, Nintendo says it has no plans to bring this new design to an updated Joy-Con for the original Nintendo Switch. On top of that, other small features like the IR Motion Camera and HD Rumble have been removed as well. Nintendo has created a website where customers can compare Switch models to pick the device flawless for their needs. GameStop has started its Game Days Summer Sale, and it offers enormous discounts on the latest Xbox consoles, PS4 video games, Nintendo Switch accessories, and collectibles. The Switch Lite measures 91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm and weighs 275g while the Nintendo Switch measures 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm and weights 297g.


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