First look at the Nintendo Switch Lite – Launching September 20

First look at the Nintendo Switch Lite – Launching September 20

Nintendo Switch fans new and old will finally have a new lite way to take their games on the go!

Nintendo just revealed their first revision of the Nintendo Switch dedicated to handheld play – the Nintendo Switch Lite! The revision will go on sale starting 20 September 2019, and retail for around $200!

While it won’t have HD Rumble, the IR Camera, and the ability to dock – it will have a proper D-pad, and the same awesome games!


Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo introduced Nintendo Switch Lite, a device designed specifically to play Nintendo Switch games in handheld mode. The Nintendo Switch Lite system launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 and will be available in three different colors: yellow, gray and turquoise.

A carrying case and screen protector set for Nintendo Switch Lite will also be available.

Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser.

Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options. Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games.

The flagship Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017 and offers three different play modes: playing in TV mode by placing the system into a Nintendo Switch dock, playing cooperatively or competitively in tabletop mode by sharing Joy-Con controllers and playing in handheld mode. The system comes with either Gray Joy-Con controllers or Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con controllers.

Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the flagship version of Nintendo Switch. It has no kickstand and, as a dedicated handheld gaming device, does not support video output to a TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock or HDMI cable. For a full list of the differences between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, visit 

The new device can play all games in the robust Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode, although some games will have restrictions. Compatible game modes will be listed on the back of game packaging and in Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite owners can get together to enjoy compatible multiplayer titles like Super Mario Maker 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate together via Nintendo Switch Online or local wireless multiplayer.

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