Nintendo Switch Lite announced at $199, launches September 20th, "dedicated handheld" (smaller, has D-Pad, has gyro, no HD Rumble, no dock/TV output)

Which colour Nintendo Switch Lite is your favourite?

  • Grey

    Votes: 653 19.7%
  • Yellow

    Votes: 736 22.1%
  • Turquoise

    Votes: 1,197 36.0%
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield Edition

    Votes: 737 22.2%

  • Total voters
    3,323

MONSTER

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Little Nincels continue being an embarrassment

Y’all wanted a portable only switch and now you got one but now you want it to be exactly the same as the original switch that launched back in 2017?

I have to laugh!

 

Br3wnor

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Oct 27, 2017
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If Gamepro keeps a $200 trade in value through tomorrow I’m real tempted to trade it in and replace it with a lite in 2 months. Not really playing anything on it right now anyway and I 100% want the lite over an OG but can’t justify dropping $200 to have both.
 

JakeNoseIt

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Oct 27, 2017
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I know others have said it, but this really is going to be a sick Pokemon machine for a lot of kids come the holidays.

I cannot imagine having something like this at 12 years old
 

skittzo0413

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Oct 25, 2017
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I assume that's modded?
... no, it has well over 2000 games officially.


EDIT: Here, their official store lists 2256 games available now.


Some of those are probably duplicates and bundles but I'd guess the real number is still close to 2200.
 

Rei no Otaku

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Oct 25, 2017
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I hope they fixed their analogue sticks because getting stick drift on this would suck seeing as how you can't detach the controllers. It would mean sending in your whole unit just to get that fixed.
 

Extollere

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Oct 27, 2017
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I was so wrong, I was so sure that they would preserve the docking capability.

The "Swont" is real I guess
"Swont" Lmao haha, but really... I get the desire to release a cheaper, dedicated handheld device, but I wonder what the reasoning was in removing docking compatibility? The only thing I can think of would be to minimize costs. I guess this is really aimed at dorm students without a TV, and parents who need to keep children occupied on car trips and plane flights.
 

Wamb0wneD

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Little Nincels continue being an embarrassment

Y’all wanted a portable only switch and now you got one but now you want it to be exactly the same as the original switch that launched back in 2017?

I have to laugh!
I'm not someone who's complaining but... "Nincels"? Really? Do you drop "Sonypony" in other threads too?
 

ElephantShell

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Eh, part of why I like my Switch so much is the handheld or docked choice so taking away that feature makes this kinda unappealing to me personally.

I'm sure it will sell well though.
 

Mr.Gamerson

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Oct 27, 2017
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This is the thread where we will complain about something that was not intended for us I see. Hopefully, the pro comes out this year as well.
 

1000% H

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wonder if this will be more comfortable to hold than the regular Switch by just being a bit smaller/lighter, it's still flat on the back.
 

entremet

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Oct 26, 2017
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They should've kept the joycons and tv-mode, that's the whole point of the switch, but I can see how this is made for a younger audience that will mostly play Pokemon on it.
But they already have that. It's the Switch lol. This is their dedicated handheld line. A market Nintendo has owned for more than 30 years. They were not giving up on it.
 

signal

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Oct 28, 2017
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I would be interested since I would only ever use the device in handheld mode, but all the talk of res / performance drops in handheld mode are a turnoff.
 

thenexus6

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Oct 26, 2017
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Nintendo should stop incorporating the feature "gimmick" into the product name then later on removing that feature..

3DS that doesn't have 3D
Switch that doesn't switch

I like the yellow one.. might be time to get one this Christmas ready for AC.
 
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Paying $200 for the “privilege” of having the Wii U 2. You’re a crazy bastard, Stop. I like it.

Im not even joking. I would pay to have the Wii U GamePad compatible with the switch however, if the Dpad on the Lite is formidable and thw weight feels good, it might also be the perfect controller.
 

univbee

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Oct 25, 2017
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Would I be correct that this wouldn't give you cross-save or cross-buy with a normal switch? You would need a single "dedicated" switch and if you wanted a digital title on both you'd have to pay twice, and couldn't readily play on your main switch and continue on your Switch Lite on-the-go (or vice versa)?
 

Mr Spasiba

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Oct 26, 2017
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I think some of you guys complaining about not being dockable and not having removable joycons (etc) are sort of missing the point of the product.
 

NoKisum

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If I didn't have a Switch already and had no interest in console/hybrid gaming, I'd get this in a heartbeat. Otherwise, kinda destroys the point of the system.
 
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The two indents are really weird, yes. Maybe for protection case.
I already have a switch and the lite is perfect for my GF. But she wants to be able to play Pokemon on TV if she wants, and there is no easy solution to do it.
The save system is really a problem every time you need it.
Probably just for placing it on existing stands for tabletop play.
 

ElBoxyBrown

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Oct 25, 2017
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For anyone that has CTR on Switch, you won't be able to play 4 player split-screen on this. You can only play it in docked mode.
 

Chaz

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Just over an inch shorter? That is hardly anything. I have no idea how anyone can consider this portable if they don't consider the original portable in the first place. The price is compelling though.
 

Tokyo_Funk

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Dec 10, 2018
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This is great for those holding out for a portable only switch, I know there are many out there that never or rarely use docked mode.

I'll hold on a little longer for whatever their premium/pro one is though.
 

MXT

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Just over an inch shorter? That is hardly anything. I have no idea how anyone can consider this portable if they don't consider the original portable in the first place. The price is compelling though.
The original was way too big, so anything that gets the system smaller is progress.
 

Mantorok

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Mar 8, 2018
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... no, it has well over 2000 games officially.


EDIT: Here, their official store lists 2256 games available now.


Some of those are probably duplicates and bundles but I'd guess the real number is still close to 2200.
I filtered on eShop recently to show just games and it was around 1000 (EU), there are many many dlc etc. that are included.