The Nintendo Company announced today the release of their cheaper variant to the Nintendo Switch home console. Named, The Nintendo Switch Lite, the console will be a handheld exclusive; which means users wont be able to connect to a TV. The Nintendo switch lite will be available for purchase on September the 20th, 2019.
The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in three colours: yellow, Gray, and turquoise. Also announced is a special addition Switch Lite; Zacian and Zamazenta edition. Zacian and Zamazenta are the two cover legendaries for the new upcoming Pokémon game releasing later this year, Pokémon: Sword and Shield.
The Nintendo Switch Lite is priced at $199.99, which is significantly cheaper than its 2017 counterpart. The cheaper price tag does come with a few hardware drawbacks however. The Nintendo switch lite is dedicated for handheld play so the device is far smaller than its home console counterpart. The Switch Lite also features built in joy-cons which drastically limits its versatility. The Switch Lite will note include TV mode or Tabletop mode. the Nintendo switch lite will not feature the HD Rumble or the IR motion camera unfortunately. Fortunately, online play and local wireless play is still available.
The Switch lite will allow the play of any game in the Switch game library as long as the title allows for handheld mode. This unfortunately means that several titles won’t be available for play.
What do you think? Is the Nintendo switch lite is a quick cash grab from a faceless company or do you think this move from Nintendo will open the doors to many potential players that can’t get over the Nintendo switch’s sizeable price barrier? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Be sure to check out other Nintendo and gaming related articles here at culture of gaming!