Nintendo Switch Lite is Joining the Switch Family of Systems

Posted Jul 10, 2019 by KAMI

Pretty much the worst kept secret in console gaming for the past year has finally been confirmed as true when earlier today Nintendo unveiled the Nintendo Switch Lite.

Why do I call it the worst kept secret? Well, the rumors of a possible “Switch Mini” have been floating around for several months along with various details about the console in question. The rumors became big enough that Nintendo addressed them and dismissed the claims, but confirmed that they are always working on new hardware.

First Look at Nintendo Switch Lite: A New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family

Long story short, Nintendo “Mini” was confirmed earlier today by Nintendo with a short video presentation showcasing the new console and its features, or the lack thereof.

The new console is called Nintendo Switch Lite and is a smaller and even more portable variant of the original console. It comes in three colors along with a special Pokemon edition which will be released later this year.

The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition (Front) The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition (Back)

Nintendo Switch Lite, unlike its big brother will not support docked play or tabletop mode. It will also lack the HD rumble and IR motion camera as it has no removable Joy-Cons, which means that games that require these features will require you to purchase Joy-Cons. However, the console will support all other games that the original model supports, provided that the game supports handheld play (majority of the games do).

The new console’s MSRP is definitely set lower than its predecessor (Original: $299 | Lite: $199) which is great, but it might not be good enough as it’s missing some core features that made the original Nintendo Switch a success in such a short time.

What do you think, will the new Nintendo Switch Lite entice new people to join the Nintendo family?

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