Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Litesee deal
Nintendo Switch Lite, which releases September 20, 2019 in three different colors.At a glance, the Nintendo Switch Lite features:
- Smaller 5.5 inch touch screen
- Lighter, all-in-one design (no detachable Joy-Con controllers)
- D-pad style control pad
- Improved 3-7 hour battery life
- No IR or HD rumble functions
- No ability to dock to TV or play in 'tabletop' mode
The Nintendo Switch Lite will be available in Yellow, Gray, and Turquoise for $199.99 USD.“Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options,” said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games.”As discussion about the new console continues, initial reactions of the Nintendo Switch Lite seem split, with some potential owners happy about the redesign changes, while others are hopeful for a more advanced "Nintendo Switch Pro" redesign to follow.
Nintendo Switch Lite Details: A Proper D-Pad
The Nintendo Switch Lite is smaller than the original Nintendo Switch, has no kickstand, and does not support video output to TV, so features no dock or HDMI cable.The Nintendo Switch Lite is designed specifically for handheld play and features built in controllers with an actual connected d-pad, as opposed to the separated one featured on the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons.The new screen is 5.5-inches as opposed to the original's 6.2-inches screen, and the system weighs .61 lbs. The original weighs .88 lbs with the Joy-Cons attached.Nintendo has actually also said it has no plans to add a proper D-pad to Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch Lite: Improved Battery Life
The Nintendo Switch Lite also features a battery life of 3-7 hours, a slight improvement over the original's 2.5-6.5 hours.Nintendo outlined an example that the battery will last approximately 3 hours while playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the regular Switch, whereas playing the same game on the Switch Lite will last 4 hours – giving players an extra hour of gameplay before having to charge.Nintendo says the Nintendo Switch Lite will also support "all games in the robust Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode, although some games will have restrictions."For games without handheld mode support, players will be able to wirelessly connect compatible controllers, including separate Joy-Con controllers. This will be the only way to have rumble enabled, as the Switch Lite does not feature any rumble in its connected controllers.Read more about the hardware differences between the Nintendo Switch Lite and Switch in IGN's comparison chart.
Pokemon Special Edition Nintendo Switch Lite
There will also be a special edition Pokemon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch Lite which will feature legendary Pokemon Zacian and Zamazenta for $199.99 USD, but it does not include either Pokemon Sword or Shield. It has a release date of November 8, 2019.This new Nintendo Switch launches alongside the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on September 20, 2019, which also features a dungeon builder, the return of the color dungeon, and so much more.The original Nintendo Switch launched March 3, 2017, and has since sold over 32 million units. For owners of the original looking to purchase the Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said it will be possible to transfer Switch data between devices.
Nintendo Switch Lite Preorder Details
Nintendo promises preorders will be live shortly, and right now Nintendo Switch Lite preorder placeholder pages are live at Best Buy for all three colors and the Pokemon special edition.Owners of the new Nintendo Switch will be able to enjoy many of the games discussed and featured during E3 2019, including a sequel to The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Banjo-Kazooie and the Dragon Quest Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi's Mansion 3, and so much more.While Nintendo has revealed three Switch Lite color designs, we've gone ahead and created our dream Nintendo Switch Lite designs we'd love to see, which you can check out in the gallery below.Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who really loves the special edition Pokemon Nintendo Switch Lite. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.关注无极荣耀官网（www.laicachina.com.cn）。