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Nintendo Officially Reveals ‘Switch Lite’ Portable Console

Updated: Jul 10, 2019

The worst kept video game secret of 2019 has finally been revealed. Nintendo showed off the newest version of their Switch console, dubbed not the Nintendo Switch Mini, but instead, the ‘Nintendo Switch Lite’.

Releasing Sept 9th, 2019 for an MSRP of $199.99 USD, the Nintendo Switch Lite will arrive in three different colors: Yellow, Gray, and Turquoise.

It is a bit smaller compared to the original Nintendo Switch (which measures 4 inches high and 9.4 inches long).

The Switch Lite is 3.6 inches high and 8.2 inches long. The Lite’s touch screen is also smaller (5.5 inches, compared to the regular Switch’s 6.2-inch touch screen).

As far as new features are concerned, The Nintendo Switch Lite boasts a longer better life and a D-Pad instead of directional buttons on the left side.

With the good comes the bad though, as this new version of the Nintendo Switch will not be able to dock and play on TV’s. The infrared camera has been removed, as well as no longer supporting the patented ‘HD Rumble‘ feature.

While Nintendo of America‘s President Doug Bowser has been quoted that this is NOT a replacement for the Nintendo 3DS line of products, it’s kinda hard to imagine the 3DS having much support from Nintendo going forward.

Nintendo also announced via a separate press release that yet another Nintendo Switch Lite color is in production. The Pokémon flavored Gray Zacian and Zamazenta Nintendo Switch Lite system will be available on November 20th, 2019, for those who want to hold out for a special edition.

More thoughts and concerned are discussed in the Smash JT video coverage of this announcement so be sure to check it out below!

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What are your thoughts on the newly announced Nintendo Switch Lite console? Are you interested in it or are there too many concerns to be an early adopter on this new technology? Sound off in the comments!

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Smash JT
Smash JT
Jul 11, 2019

So true Kim. That’s a fantastic point!


If they released a "Link's Awakening Lite," I might be tempted to bite. In fact, I'm kinda surprised they didn't go that route, seeing as the Lite and LA are releasing same day. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they haven't as it means more money for me. But still. Seems like a bit of a no-brainer to me.

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