Nintendo have used the latest “Direct” to announce what we all knew was coming, a new Nintendo Switch Lite that is compact and lightweight, making it easy to take on the go!
This dedicated handheld device lets you play all Nintendo Switch games that support handheld mode and will be available on the 20th of September this year.
It’s missing some of the features of the main console in that it won’t connect to a TV and the controllers are built into the frame of the console so you can’t remove them. You’ll need to buy additional joy cons to be able to play some games that require motion control.
It will be available in three different colours Grey, Yellow and Turquoise. https://www.nintendo.com/switch/lite/
Even though the Switch is a lite version that is missing a heap of the features of the main console you’ll still be expected to pay a whopping $329.95 for it in Australia.
Considering you can get the main console for around $399 (and even cheaper at some retailers) it seems like a ridiculously steep price for considerably less.
I would have thought this “lite” option would be a good entry point for young gamers to get into the Nintendo family of games but at that price you should stick to the original console.