Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Nintendo Switch Lite Price and Release Date Announced

Nintendo Switch Lite Price and Release Date Announced

"Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options", Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser said in a prepared statement. This iteration of the console differs from the flagship Switch in numerous ways, most notably by being tailored for handheld play, with no detachable Joy-Con controllers or television support.

We've gathered all the important information on the Nintendo Switch Lite, so you can quickly become an expert on Nintendo's newest console. The Switch Lite is made to be entirely portable, which means that it can't connect to a TV. "Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favourite Nintendo Switch games".

The Nintendo Switch Lite will launch on September 20, 2019 and cost $199.99 (roughly £160 or AU$290). The device will come in three colors at launch: yellow, grey and turquoise. As it turns out, there was some truth to these rumors, as Nintendo has just revealed the Nintendo Switch Mini. The new version is considered as being "dedicated to handheld gaming" and features integrated controls rather than joycons.

Though it sounds like the Switch Lite doesn't have any different interal hardware, it still functions a lot differently from the standard Switch.

Switch Lite is compatible with all of the Switch video game titles that support handheld mode. Since the controllers are not removable and this console is handheld-only, motion controls won't work.

The compact Switch variants opts for a smaller 5.5 inch, 720p display. By joining the joycons to the main body of the Switch, Nintendo will squeeze out the expensive and sophisticated wireless joycons and create a mobile-first Switch platform. It plays all the same games, but it's not a replacement for the OG Switch. Of course, actual battery life will depend on the games you play. Nintendo has clarified that the back-of-box information for physical games, or Nintendo's website, will say if this is the case.

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