Nintendo Switch Lite

There’s another Switch in transit, and it’s a ton littler. Today Nintendo uncovered the Switch Lite, planned as a more affordable option in contrast to the first tablet/comfort half and half. It comes in at $199 — $100 not exactly the base unit — and at that cost you get a streamlined variant of the Switch, yet in addition a couple of provisos.


The Switch Lite is structured unequivocally as a handheld: you can’t interface it to your TV, and the Joy-Con controllers are fabricated right in. “The two frameworks will supplement one another and coincide in the commercial center,” Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser reveals to The Verge.

There are various upgrades with the Switch Lite. It’s altogether lighter, for a certain something; I played with one for around 20 minutes, and the thing that matters was recognizable, especially when you get a unique Switch a while later. The Switch Lite additionally feels progressively durable since the Joy-Con controllers are presently part of the gadget. The controller format is to a great extent indistinguishable on the Lite, however the new Switch has a legitimate d-cushion, supplanting the not really exact directional catches on the first.

Switch Lite feels smaller and strong

The Switch Lite’s bundling looks more brilliant thus do its hues. Dim, yellow and turquoise models will arrive Sept. 20 when Nintendo’s Zelda: Link’s Awakening change hits. A restricted release Pokemon-themed plan with pencil-like etchings on a grayish case will be coordinated to dispatch with Pokemon Sword and Shield, yet it won’t accompany the game.

I quickly seen that the Lite felt more smaller than the first Switch. It’s about up to a Switch less one of its Joy-Cons. It’s slimmer, and the 5.5-inch screen makes the 720-pixel goals look somewhat more honed than the 6.2-inch Switch. Be that as it may, at times, it’s harder to peruse littler content.


The matte plastic and strong feel helped me a ton to remember the ongoing Nintendo 2DS XL handheld. No separable Joy-Cons implies the sides of the Switch Lite don’t flex or squeak to such an extent, either.

The Lite feels greater than Sony’s long lost gaming handheld, the PlayStation Vita, yet I didn’t have one close-by to straightforwardly think about the two. The Switch Lite still isn’t actually take estimated, however it’s significantly more coat pocket inviting, similar to a gaming Kindle.

Nintendo Switch Lite discharge date

The Nintendo Switch Lite will discharge on September 20, 2019. To commend the arrival of Pokémon Sword and Shield, a constrained release Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will dispatch on November 8, 2019.

Nintendo Switch Lite cost

When it discharges, you’ll have the option to get the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199.99 (generally £160 or AU$290).

That is a reasonable saving money on the dispatch cost of the Nintendo Switch at $299.99/£279.99/AU$469.95, and it demonstrates what the Switch Lite is intended to be – a moderate form of the Switch.

Between different Nintendo Switch packages and bargains, and obviously the looming Amazon Prime Day, you can really get a Switch significantly less expensive than that dispatch value currently, yet we’d likewise expect the Switch Lite to accompany groups to chop its cost down as well.

Nintendo switch lite price
Nintendo switch lite price

Nintendo Switch Lite accessibility

The Nintendo Switch Lite will dispatch on September 20, 2019 – without a moment to spare for Christmas season. The handheld comfort will be accessible in turquoise, dim and yellow models, as the above picture appears, and will likewise accompany a screen defender and defensive case.

In case you’re an enthusiast of Pokémon Sword and Shield, it might merit holding up somewhat longer until November 8 (seven days before the game’s discharge), when Nintendo is propelling a Zacian and Zamazenta Edition reassure, which will highlight cyan and fuchsia catches, and outlines of the two new Legendary Pokémon.

Nintendo Switch Lite highlights

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld gadget, that implies it doesn’t have the crossover alternatives the first Nintendo Switch has, for example, separable Joy-Cons, a kickstand and backing for video yield to TV. Rather the Switch Lite has incorporated controls (much like the 3DS) and doesn’t accompany a HDMI link or dock.

Battery life

The Switch Lite battery life is as far as anyone knows around 7 hours (equivalent to the Nintendo Switch), so it probably won’t flabbergast for long voyages, yet regardless it ought to be valuable for your every day drive.

Supports handheld recreations (yet some may require an extra Joy-Con)

Nintendo Switch Lite backings all Nintendo Switch programming that can be played in handheld mode.

On the off chance that a game backings Joy-Con capacities, for example, HD thunder, IR Motion Camera and Joy-Con movement sensors, a few highlights won’t be accessible utilizing Nintendo Switch Lite alone as Joy-Con controllers are required to utilize these highlights.

For amusements that don’t bolster handheld mode, players can remotely associate Joy-Con controllers to the gadget. For instance, Mario Tennis Aces’ Swing Mode.


Will tabletop amusements work?

Indeed, yet you will most likely need an extra Joy-Con controller or controllers to remotely associate with the Nintendo Switch Lite so as to play gathering amusements. In any case, a few diversions will have limitations. Super Mario Party’ Toad’s Rec Room minigames, for instance, aren’t intended for the state of Nintendo Switch Lite, so players won’t have “a similar experience”.

What amusements will Nintendo Switch Lite play?

You’ll have the option to play practically all your Nintendo Switch diversions on your new Switch Lite – nearly, not all.


Diversions should have a handheld mode to work, albeit as per Nintendo, “a few recreations will have limitations”. Nintendo has explained that the back-of-box data for physical amusements, or Nintendo’s site, will say if so.

The Switch Lite has the greater part of the equivalent interior Switch highlights unblemished: 32GB of capacity, a microSD card opening, same volume catch format, an earphone jack, USB-C for charging (it accompanies a similar charger that accompanies the Switch). The touchscreen has a similar goals, however it’s littler (once more, 5.5 inches versus 6.2 inches). Despite everything it has Wi-Fi, NFC and can associate with additional controllers. What’s more, it ought to likewise have better battery life – about 20-30% more, contingent upon the game. The Switch Lite uses a progressively productive processor that empowers littler warmth vents over the framework. Unfortunately, similar to the first Switch, it won’t associate with Bluetooth sound headsets.