Nintendo Switch Lite - What to expect

Updated: Jul 16, 2019


Nintendo Switch Lite

The big news

Nintendo has unveiled its newest and long rumored product, the Nintendo Switch Lite, a more "portable" version of the Nintendo Switch. Let us start off with the basics, the Nintendo Switch Lite will hit stores 09/20/2019 and will be offered in 3 color variations Yellow, Grey, and Turquoise. The MSRP? $199.99, a cool $100 dollars less than the Switch we all know and love.

What to expect from the Nintendo switch lite


The Nintendo Switch Lite is a true portable system, which means it is not compatible with the Nintendo Switch Dock and won't be able to be played from a TV. The Switch Lite will also come with built-in controllers, so in other words no need for Joy-Cons. A huge and noticeable difference in the controllers is that the Switch Lite will offer a true D-Pad, something many Switch owners were itching and pleading for.


Some of the less noticeable differences are that the Lite does have slightly improved battery life, according to Nintendo. Instead of the usual 2.5 to 6.5 hours of battery life that the original Switch offers, the Switch Lite will offer between 3 to 7 hours of gameplay until it runs out of juice. This comes as no surprise due to the Switch having a 6.2" touch screen and the Switch Lite a 5.5" touch screen. The Lite is also lighter, weigh-in at 0.61 lbs compared to the original Switch which comes in weigh-in close to a pound at 0.88 lbs.

Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition


The Limited Edition Zacian and Zamazenta Nintendo Switch Lite will be available 11/08/2019 which is great incentive for Pokemon fans who don't yet own a Switch. The price will be the same as the regular Switch Lite ($199.99MSRP*) so it might be worth the wait. It' is not clear if Pokemon Sword or Shield will come bundled, in the details of Nintendo's site it states the following "Includes: Nintendo Switch Lite system and Nintendo Switch AC adapter. Regardless if it includes the game or not it isn't a bad looking console at all and it wouldn't be a surprise if theres a huge demand for it due to it being the same price as the regular edition of the Nintendo Switch Lite, so why not wait a few more weeks for a Limited Edition system?


Official Trailer


This is the official Nintendo Switch Lite trailer, in which Nintendo announced the release of the new handheld friendly version of the Switch. Here you'll take a first look at the brand new Switch Lite in action!

For those who would like more information here is the link to Nintendo's website, there you will be able to find all the details and compare the original Switch with the Switch Lite to decide for yourself which one is the right one for you.

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