This little piece of rumor around Nintendo has turned out to be true. A lot of hype has been going around about Nintendo launching new versions of their very successful Nintendo Switch, a more dominant one and a toned down one. Well, Nintendo has officially revealed the stripped-down Switch and it’s called Nintendo Switch Lite. NSL is a pure handheld experience.
The screen on the NSL is a bit smaller at 5.5” which does have the advantage of helping the battery life improvement to an estimated 3-7 hours and the weight has fallen from 0.88 lbs to 0.61 lbs. This more modest and liter form factor makes the NSL ideal for playing your favorite Switch games while you are commuting on traveling. This will not be able to connect it to your TV. You will not be able to play this system in Tabletop mode. This restricts your games library some as some games like Super Mario Party do not maintain play in Handheld mode.
You will also not remove the controllers from the device. They don’t feature HD Rumble or IR Motion Camera. You will see that the controls do look somewhat different from the basic version of Switch. Because you cannot separate the controls like Joy-Con, they’ve given players a real D-pad on the left side rather of four buttons that can act as a D-pad or central buttons.
We will miss these little things but this will result in a much lower price. The NSL will have an MSRP of only $199.99 which is $100 less than the normal Nintendo Switch. It will also release on September 20 in three colors, gray, turquoise, and yellow.
If you want to know more information about the differences click here, and more about the NSL in general by clicking the link here.
Finally, Nintendo has revealed that there will be a special Pokémon edition of the NSL that will hit the market on November 8. This version is gray with blue controls on the left and magenta controls on the right to express the new Legendary Pokémon from Pokémon Shield and Sword, Zacian and Zamazenta who are shown on the back of the device..