Nintendo has just revealed the newest addition to the Nintendo Switch console by adding a dedicated handheld device called the Nintendo Switch Lite. The Lite version of the Switch is set to launch this year on September 20.
The Nintendo Switch Lite will cost you $199 and will come in three colors Grey, Yellow, and Turquoise. The device does not have detachable JoyCon Controllers, and cannot be docked to a TV, but comes with the traditional D-Pad instead of the ones on the Switch. There is also a Nintendo Switch Lite Special Edition that features Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will also cost you the base price of $199.
Nintendo Switch Lite’s integrated controls mean that it is smaller in size than the flagship version of the Switch, and it also does not have a kickstand. Since it also does have a TV dock, it does have any video output dock or HDMI cable.
Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Nintendo Switch software that can be played in handheld mode. It’s great for people who have lots of opportunities to play outside, and also for anyone who wants to play online or local wireless multiplayer with friends or family who already own a flagship Nintendo Switch console.
While all the downgrades would seem a lot, but make the device very practical for being a dedicated handheld device. There are however some vital advantages that it has over the current Nintendo Switch, and that is that it features 1080p display and better battery life.
When talking about games, it can play all the games that can support handheld mode. This includes the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and more.
We already knew that Nintendo was planning a more affordable and mini version of the Switch for the consumers this year. However, there is also a pro version of the Nintendo Switch planned for a reveal next year. The console will be better than the current Nintendo Switch by having a 1080p display and better battery life as well. We might also see some additional performance features in the pro version of the Switch.
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