Nintendo Switch Lite unveiled

A lighter and cheaper option made for handheld play


Nintendo surprisingly released a smaller version of the Switch, the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s a Switch that can’t be connected to your TV and is basically made for handheld play. Can we even call it a Switch?

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a lighter and cheaper option made for handheld play. The lite version is, well, a lighter version of the original Nintendo Switch. It doesn’t have the complete features of the original device. Along with that, you can’t connect it to your TV, and the Joy-Con controllers are built right in.

Since it’s a Lite version, the touchscreen size is now only at 5.5-inches compared to the 6.2-inches of the original one – it will still have a 720p resolution though. The new Switch Lite is said to weigh 0.61 pounds, nearly 31% lighter than the original Switch with Joy-Cons attached. Now that’s perfect for on-the-go gaming!

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The new console will come in three different colors, namely: Yellow, Gray, and Turquoise. They will also release a Zacian and Zamazenta Edition, in honor of the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield game.

It will feature cyan and magenta buttons and illustrations of the two new Legendary Pokémon, Zacian and Zamazenta at the back of the console. Unfortunately, the Zacian and Zamazenta Edition won’t come with the Pokemon game.

The Nintendo Switch Lite will be available for purchase on September 20. Meanwhile, the special Pokémon-themed Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will be released on November 8. Both Switch Lite variants will cost USD199.00 (~Php10,200). So if you want the Pokemon edition, you’ll have to wait a little longer.

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