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Nintendo reveal a new Switch Lite console with a Pokémon special edition

Nintendo Switch Nintendo reveal a new Switch Lite console with a Pokémon special edition
Cecil Davis | 10 July, 2019, 17:38

Called Nintendo Switch Lite, the device costs $199.99, and it's meant to be used in handheld mode only, as it can't be connected to a TV at all, despite the fact it's still called a Switch. It doesn't have IR sensors and it doesn't support HD rumble and motion sensors. After that though, it's just like using a regular Nintendo Switch.

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

The Nintendo Switch Lite will launch on September 20th and it'll be available in three different colors: yellow, gray, and turquoise. It still has a standard headphone jack - but no wireless/bluetooth support - but since it's smaller, the Nintendo Switch Lite can not be used with Nintendo Labo. We'll update the post as soon as we have local pricing, but if you were looking to hop into Nintendo's library of excellent first-party games and play plenty of stunning indie titles, this option should be lighter on the wallet if you're prepared to make a few sacrifices.

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The Switch Lite, which Nintendo is positioning as the low-end variant of the hybrid console, sacrifices much of the original device's features for a cheaper price of $200.

Switch Lite price in the United States has been announced as $199.99. You can however connect other Joy-Cons to the console for multiplayer, but you're all going to be crowded round that small screen. It's only for games that say they work in handheld mode. "The Lite system also reduces the original's weight (from about 0.88 pounds to about 0.61 pounds, including Joy-Cons), height (4" to 3.6") and width (9.4" to 8.2"). The Nintendo Switch has the same resolution but a larger screen, measuring 6.2 inches. To find play mode compatibility information for specific games, please refer to the product packaging or Nintendo eShop.