If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to invest $300 in a Switch console, then you might be interested in a new, cheaper alternative recently announced by Nintendo called the Switch Lite. It’s a portable only version of the current system which will allow players to enjoy many of the titles in the Switch library, but for $100 less.
Features will include:
Local Wireless & On-Line play compatibility
A Capture Button for easy to take/save screenshots
Easy access to the Nintendo eShop & News
3-7 hours of battery life (depending on the game)
5.5″ touch screen
Weight of .61 lbs.
Dimensions: 3.6″ x 8.2″ x .55″
Since the Switch Lite is made for portable play, only games that support “handheld mode” will work with the system as is. If you wish to play anything not compatible, you will have to invest in wireless controllers and a charger to make it work.
To find out whether or not a title is “handheld mode” compatible, simply look at the details about the game on the eShop or look for the symbol below on the back of a game’s cover.
If you decide to purchase a Switch Lite as a 2nd system to your original Switch console, you will be able to transfer save data between systems and access your digital games on both.
The Switch Lite will release on September 20th at a retail of $199.99.
The system will be available in 3 different colors upon launch; yellow, gray, and turquoise.
A special Pokémon Sword & Shield version will also become available on November 8th.
Pre-orders for the Switch Lite consoles are currently available at:
Best Buy (Zacian & Zamazenta Edition, 3 main colors)
Target (Zacian & Zamazenta Edition, 3 main colors)
GameStop (3 main colors)
Amazon (3 main colors)
Wal-Mart (3 main colors)