The New Nintendo Switch Lite Is Now Here

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Meet the new member of the family. Nintendo

The Nintendo Switch family of systems proudly welcomes the Nintendo Switch Lite. With this, players are now going to be able to choose which Switch system is the right one for them.

According to Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nick Chavez, the addition of the Switch Lite ensures that people now have a choice of which Switch sytem is the one that best fits their needs as well as their personal play style.

The Switch Lite is a lightweight device that comes with integrated controls designed specifically to play Switch games in handheld mode. This console is available in grey, turquoise, and yellow. The Lite also comes with integrated controls and, compared to the original Switch, is smaller in terms of size.

As a dedicated handheld gaming device, the Switch Lite is able to support all Switch software that can be played in Handheld mode. What this means is that it's ideal for those who have lots of chances to play on the go. It is also great for anyone who wants to play online through Nintendo Switch Online, though this is sold separately. It can also be used through local wireless multiplayer with friends or family that already have a Switch system.

In terms of comparisons, the differences between the Switch ad Switch Lite are listed below:

  • PLAY MODES
    • Switch:
      • TV mode
      • Tabletop mode
      • Handheld mode
    • Switch Lite:
      • Handheld mode
  • COMPATIBLE GAMES
    • Switch:
      • All Switch games.
    • Switch Lite:
      • All Switch games that support Handheld mode.
  • JOY-CON CONTROLLERS
    • Switch:
      • Comes with Joy-Con controllers.
    • Switch Lite:
      • Joy-Con controllers not included or needed.
  • NINTENDO SWITCH DOCK
    • Switch:
      • Includes Switch dock and HDMI cable.
      • Docking the system allows video output to a TV
    • Switch Lite:
      • Not compatible with Switch dock.
  • DIMENSIONS
    • Switch:
      • 4" x 9.4" x .55"
    • Switch Lite:
      • 3.6" x 8.2" x .55"
  • WEIGHT
    • Switch:
      • Approximately .88 lbs (with controllers attached)
    • Switch Lite:
      • Approximately .61 lbs
  • SCREEN
    • Switch:
      • 6.2" touch screen
    • Switch Lite:
      • 5.5" touch screen
  • BATTERY LIFE
    • Switch:
      • Model # HAC-001
        • Around 2.5 to 6.5 hours
      • Model # HAC-001(-01)
        • Around 4.5 to 9 hours
    • Switch Lite:
      • Model # HDH-001
        • Around 3 to 7 hours
  • PRICE
    • Switch:
      • $299.99
    • Switch Lite:
      • $199.99
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