Are you excited to see Ninendo's newest addition to the Switch family—the Switch Lite? We are!
The new Nintendo Switch Lite, to be released this September 20, is a dedicated handheld device designed to be easy to take with you wherever you go. As a result, the main unit and control inputs are integrated into one piece of hardware and the directional buttons have been swapped out for a +Control Pad. All Switch hand-held games like Zelda, Super Mario, and MarioKarte can be played on the Switch Lite, but for other games like the "1-2 Switch," you'll still need Joy-Con controllers.
The Switch Lite is smaller than the original Nintendo Switch; the screen shrinks from 6.2- to 5.5-inches. The new Switch model doesn't support Bluetooth headphones, but it does come with a standard headphone jack. You'll be able to order it in yellow, turquoise, and gray. The price is $200, a hundred dollars less than the original Switch.
How will the Switch Lite differ from the regular Nintendo Switch?
- It won't connect to a TV.
- You'll still need Joy-Con controllers to play non-handheld games.
- Controllers are permanently attached.
- A traditional D-pad is available on the left side.
The best news: longer battery life!
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Source: Gamespot article, July 25, 2019