Switch Goes Handheld Mode Only with Nintendo Switch Lite Announced

The new console with built-in controllers and a 5.5-inch screen will be available this September for $200

As Nintendo announced, the Nintendo console family will be joined by a dedicated portable console, Nintendo Switch Lite.

See the announcement video below:

Here’s how the new console differs from the ordinary Switch:

  • The console will be released in three colors: yellow, gray and turquoise.
  • Switch Lite isn’t compatible with Switch dock, so you won’t be able to connect it to a TV.
  • The directional buttons have been replaced with a +Control Pad.
  • Joy-Cons are no longer detachable and don’t feature HD Rumble and the IR Motion camera, so you won’t be able to play games that require motion controls. Instead, you will need a pair of additional Joy-Cons.
  • You can use Switch Lite to play games with handheld mode support.
  • The Lite model has received a 5.5 inches touch screen and is smaller and lighter than Switch.
  • The battery lasts from 3 to 7 hours, depending on the game you play. For instance, Breath of the Wild can be played for about 4 hours.

To help you decide which Switch version to pick, visit the comparison section on the official website.

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Nintendo Switch Lite is set out for release on September 20, 2019, at the price of $200. The pre-orders are to start soon.