Nintendo unveils Nintendo Switch Lite – smaller and cheaper Switch

Today at a quick Nintendo Direct on Twitter, Nintendo unveiled a smaller and cheaper version of Nintendo Switch – Nintendo Switch Lite.

This is a new addition to the Nintendo Switch family, Nintendo Switch Lite is compact and lightweight, making it easy to take on the go, this is a device dedicated to handheld game play.

The Nintendo Switch Lite console launches on 20th September and will be available in three different colours:

Yellow

Grey

Turquoise

A carrying case and screen protector set for Nintendo Switch Lite will also be available.

Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the flagship version of Nintendo Switch. It has no kickstand and, as a dedicated handheld gaming device, does not support video output to a TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock or HDMI cable.

Nintendo Switch Lite screen is 5.5-inch capacitive touch screen and Nintendo Switch screen is 6.2-inch multi-touch capacitive screen. This is one of the few changes that you can find with handheld edition.

The new device can play all games in the robust Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode, although some games will have restrictions. The back of game packaging and product information listed on the official Nintendo website offers information about which features are included and which modes are compatible with specific games.

Nintendo Switch Lite allows you to connect Joy-Con controllers. In these cases, users will need to have a device to recharge Joy-Con controllers, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip.

What we know about differences between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite

  • Nintendo Switch Lite doesn’t support TV mode and tabletop mode
  • You can play only games that support handheld mode
  • No support for a motion control games, you need to use extra Joy-con controller
  • Joy-con is integrated with the console but doesn’t support HD rumble, IR Motion
  • The dock isn’t supported, so this one isn’t included in a box with the console

Size

Nintendo Switch Lite: 91.1 mm x 208mm x 13.9mm

Nintendo Switch: 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm [with Joy-con attached]

Weight

Nintendo Switch Lite: approx. 275g

Nintendo Switch: approx. 297g [with Joy-con controllers attached. 398g]

Screen

Nintendo Switch Lite: Capacitive touch screen 5.5 inch LCD 1280×720

Nintendo Switch: Capacitive touch screen 6.2 inch LCD 1280×720

Battery life

Nintendo Switch Lite: Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the game and usage conditions. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly four hours on a single charge

Nintendo Switch: Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the game and usage conditions. For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly thee hours on a single charge

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