Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

That's a fair saving on the launch price of the Nintendo Switch at $299.99 / £279.99 / AU$469.95, and it shows what the Switch Lite is meant to be - an affordable version of the Switch. A carrying case and screen protector set will also be available. Given that the device is purely handheld, the Joy-Cons are no longer detachable and will not feature IR motion sensors and rumble.

When is the Nintendo Switch Lite release date?

Pokemon fans can pick up the Pokemon Sword and Shield Zacian and Zamazenta Edition of the Nintendo Switch Lite system this fall. The Switch Lite is made to be entirely portable, which means that it can't connect to a TV.

When it comes to the specs and missing features that make it a "lite" version of the Nintendo Switch, one of the big takeaways - alongside the lack of TV support - is no kickstand, so it can't even be stood up on a table. The new version is considered as being "dedicated to handheld gaming" and features integrated controls rather than joycons.

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Start saving your pennies, because while the Nintendo Switch Lite is cheaper than a standard console, you'll still be looking at paying $200 for it. The dock could have been sold separately as an accessory for Switch Lite users. The gift card information will also be emailed to you after your purchase, so you should be able to buy an additional game before the system actually arrives.

Nintendo Switch Lite is 3.6 inches high by 8.2 inches long and 0.55 inches deep. For example, titles that need to be played in tabletop mode will require an extra pair of Joy-Con controllers to be wireless connected to the Nintendo Switch Lite.

The regular Switch dimensions, with Joy-Cons attached, is 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm. "It loses a bit in screen real estate, with 5.5" across instead of 6.2" across. As it turns out, there was some truth to these rumors, as Nintendo has just revealed the Nintendo Switch Mini. Nintendo says that it will clearly mark games in retail packaging and online.

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