Japanese game console manufacturer, Nintendo, unveiled their latest hand-held gaming console this week — the Nintendo Switch Lite. The Switch Lite, set to be released on the 20 September 2019, will retail for $199 and is available in yellow, grey and turquoise.
The two notable differences between the Switch — released in 2017 — and Switch Lite are (1) there’s no dock or port designed to connect the Switch Lite to a TV and (2) Joy-Con controllers are built right into the system and are no longer detachable — this means users can’t place the switch on a stable surface and keep the controllers in their hands.
However, according to Nintendo, using the Switch Lite users can link up to eight systems together to play multiplayer games anywhere. It’ll allow users to play the exact same games that are playable on the Switch — provided that they’re supported in handheld mode. And the new Switch Lite gives users extended battery life that provides game-time between 3-7 hours.
According to TechCrunch, the Switch Lite is slightly smaller and slightly lighter than the Switch — 0.61 lbs versus 0.88 lbs (277 g versus 399 g). It features a 5.5-inch touchscreen instead of a 6.2-inch touchscreen’’.
The Switch Lite is aiming to become the ‘perfect replacement for a cheap handheld console’.
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