Nintendo Switch LITE Reveal Trailer Breakdown | GameRevelations


Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the flagship version of Nintendo Switch.

Yesterday, Nintendo confirmed that they are releasing a smaller, more affordable Switch Lite model on September 20.

GameSpot is reporting that, as per the official Nintendo specs for the two systems, the Nintendo Switch Lite actually boasts a longer battery life than the original Switch.

At launch, you'll be able to pick up the system in yellow, gray, or turquoise.

In order to keep the price $100 lower than the Nintendo Switch, the lite version does not have some features. Don't get me wrong, I mostly play my Switch on the go, but I know plenty of friends who really love connecting it to a TV, especially for multiplayer in Super Smash Bros. However, the Nintendo Switch Lite does have better battery life than its costlier sibling despite having a smaller battery cell, which lends some credence to the idea that the newer silicon will offer some tangible benefits. Since the Switch Lite can't connect to a TV, a sharper screen would have good way to compensate.

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Also, consider that the joy-cons charge either via connecting to the Nintendo Switch or by the charging stand.

The Switch was a blockbuster for Nintendo when it launched in 2017. But the Switch Lite will still play Zelda and Mario and Pokémon and Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing and almost every other Switch game just as well and in a way that makes it more accessible and enticing to those who aren't already on board. If you've only got the Lite, you'll need to invest in the charging stand. It has no kickstand and, as a dedicated handheld gaming device, does not support video output to a TV. It does not come with HD Rumble or the IR Motion Camera.

Got a whole bunch of those Nintendo Labo cardboard kits for your Switch piled up at home?

Contrary to several initial reports, you can adjust the Switch Lite's screen brightness. The big draw here is the ability to play NES games, while any masochists will also get access to Nintendo's uniquely very bad smartphone app too.