The rumors are true. The Nintendo Switch Lite is real and it is coming on 20 September.
After months of speculation, inadvertent third-party leaks, and internet hype, Nintendo released a video today confirming that the Switch Lite is coming. Designed to fit the mobile gamer, the Nintendo Switch Lite is a slimmed down version of the original Nintendo Switch console. Coming in at .27lbs lighter than its full-fat brethren it sports some significant modifications for the always active Nintendo fan.
Less Is More
With a slightly smaller 5.5-inch touch screen and no dock support, the Lite version of this device does lack a few of the options that Nintendo’s latest console offers. Now, while you might not get a kickstand or a set of Joycons on this all in one, the Switch Lite isn’t all about taking away. This diminutive new lineup should add extra life with enhanced battery performance and it comes in a range of new colors.
Players can pick from yellow, gray and turquoise and will only have to shell out $199.99 for the latest Switch hardware. Not only will early adopters get a great price for an outstanding mobile platform, but Nintendo has unveiled a special Pokemon edition of the Nintendo Switch Lite. This celebratory edition launches on November 8 in North America, just a little over two weeks after the standard retail launch. You’ll find the Zacian and Zamazenta Edition, shown below, features stylish cyan and magenta buttons and illustrations of the two new Legendary Pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield game. Fans of the franchise can even catch this for the standard RRP of a Nintendo Switch Lite.
Now we Know Nintendo’s new console is real, what do you think? A handheld version that costs less and runs for longer. This seems like the option that I might actually swap my own Switch for. If you’re as intrigued as I am, you can find out more about the Nintendo Switch Lite over at the official website now.