Nintendo Switch Lite revealed, launching September 20


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The Nintendo Switch may just be the best console of this generation, a powerhouse that can handle pretty much anything thrown at it and still play those games on the go.

Between various Nintendo Switch bundles and deals, and of course the impending Amazon Prime Day, you can actually get a Switch quite a bit cheaper than that launch price now, but we'd also expect the Switch Lite to come with bundles to cut its price down too.

The "Zacian and Zamazenta Edition" is named after the two Legendary Pokemon that represent the titular Sword and Shield aspects of each game.

Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite.

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After months and months and months and months and months of credible rumors, Nintendo this morning confirmed that the Switch Mini is real in a short video announcement.

The Japanese company says the new device - which is oddly reminiscent of the Wii U - will launch on September 20 with a suggested retail price of $199.

When it releases, you'll be able to pick up the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199.99 (roughly £160 or AU$290). It'll lose the separate Joy-Cons (but it'll still be compatible with them if you purchase them separately) and the ability to connect to a TV, but it'll still be compatible in multiplayer with existing Nintendo Switch models.

Unlike the larger Switch, which can be played with Joy-Con controllers, the smaller Switch Lite features integrated controllers. According to the Big N, the new console can play every games in the Switch library that support handheld play, although some titles will have restrictions. The LCD screen is 5.5 inches, 0.7 inches smaller than the original, and it doesn't support "HD Rumble" - in other words, vibration. This version will cost the same as the standard Lite, and won't include the new Pokemon game. For example, Mario Tennis Aces' Swing Mode, which allows you to play with motion controls, can not be played unless you connect a Joy-Con controller.

In terms of the size of the console, the original Switch measures at 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm with both Joy-Cons attached.