The specs and price for the Nintendo Switch Lite have been announced, but how much cheaper is it than the base system?
Following the premature release of their addictive mobile rebirth of Dr. Mario World, Nintendo has today unveiled the price for a new version of their mainstay console called the Nintendo Switch Lite.
To give a superficial description of the product, the Nintendo Switch Lite is essentially a smaller version of the Nintendo system with only the portable qualities.
However, for those who don't own a Nintendo Switch console, a more in-depth look at the new revision will reveal why it's the ideal version to buy.
Nintendo Switch Lite specs and UK, US price: How much cheaper is it?
Polygon has aptly described the Nintendo Switch Lite as a "compact, all-in-one piece of hardware that makes the Switch feel more like a Game Boy or Nintendo DS."
It doesn't have the ability to connect to televisions for big screen play as it's ultimately a smaller and lighter handheld device only.
Although I won't be purchasing the Nintendo Switch Lite due to already owning the original console, it's definitely the option Switch virgins should opt for.
In addition to boasting longer-lasting battery life with up to seven hours of play, the Lite brother of the Nintendo family can also run every Switch game that supports handheld mode (players can attach external Joy-Con controllers and the Switch Pro Controller to enjoy games that don't support handheld gameplay).
Furthermore, we know it houses 32 GB of storage space and a MicroSD slot. The screen is 5.5inches with a 720p resolution, and the console weighs only 0.61Ibs.
For those wanting to buy the Switch Lite, Nintendo has announced that it launches very soon on September 20.
As for price, it'll only cost US citizens $199.99; this makes it $100 cheaper than the base model with fewer unnecessary features.
A UK price hasn't yet been announced, but gamers should expect it to sell for roughly £160.
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