Nintendo Switch Lite Console Officially Revealed (VIDEO)
For months now, a new variant of the Nintendo Switch has been rumored to be in the works, one that would provide gamers a more on-the-go experience akin to the Nintendo 3DS. While the device missed its expected reveal at E3 2019, Nintendo has now officially unveiled the newest entry in its long line of handhelds called the Nintendo Switch Lite.
In Nintendo’s announcement, the Switch Lite was premised as a pocket-sized version of the original Switch; a more casual experience with a significantly cheaper price point. Retailing at $199.99, the company confirmed that while handheld-focused hardware won’t come with TV mode, a console dock, or detachable Joy-Cons, the Switch Lite will be compatible with all Nintendo Switch titles with handheld support as well as online and local multiplayer for up to eight systems. The console’s reveal can be viewed in the video below.
The Nintendo Switch Lite is set to release later this year on September 20th, launching in three colors: yellow, gray, turquoise. Though Nintendo is essentially releasing a version of the Switch with a few notable features missing, one can’t help but admire the options the company is presenting. There are a great many people that prefer to use their Switch in handheld mode and now Nintendo has a device that focuses this popular mode of play without compromising too many of its distinct offerings.
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