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September 20th

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https://www.nintendo.com/switch/lite/

More on Nintendo's site. Launching at $199.

Last edited by Carl - on 10 July 2019

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And some people on here said Nintendo would never release a model that couldn't "Switch" and be played both docked and handheld.

Great price, can't find info on the screensize though. Also HD rumble is removed, does that mean just HD or is there no rumble at all? Would be a shame as using the OG Switch you really appreciate having rumble on a handheld.

Wondering what changes under the hood are stopping it from being used docked though, not bundling with a dock saves money, not being able to use a dock? Not sure how that saves money.

Anyway as a Switch owner I don't have any reason to buy this.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)

Switch lite really screwed up my Switch prediction this year! Looks like it's going to be about 19.5m-20m for the Switch in 2019, 14.3m for PS4.

Cool! Glad to see it's officially confirmed.



Can't be docked to the TV at all, that's a weird fucking decision for the 'Switch'.

Regardless, $199 is a great price, this thing will sell huge numbers, Nintendo's going to own the rest of the year.



I called it :)

199$ price point.



http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=240484&page=1

alot of people agree'ed a Switch mini was the better way to go.

JRPGfan said:
curl-6 said:

Honestly the biggest benefit here would be bringing down production costs by moving to a smaller fabrication process, as it gives them room for a price drop without cutting into their profit margins.

It's selling great at $300 for now, but reducing cost over time is essential for any system to maximize sales over a long lifespan.

Smaller Design without the joycons being removeable things (fused into the design),
no need to add a fan,
cheaper chip shrunk down to 16nm,
not sold with a dock.

They could probably sell it 100$ cheaper than current model.

It would just be a Switch focused at the handheld segment, and it would have vastly better battery life.

I think theres a market for such a device.

*edit:
Think these are useing the same old 20nm chips as the current Switch models.
Sadly that rumor of 16nm, either isnt true, or Nintendo decided to not make use of these chips now, and are waiting a year or two before doing so.

Maybe theres a "new Switch Lite" next year, with 16nm?

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Barkley said:
And some people on here said Nintendo would never release a model that couldn't "Switch" and be played both docked and handheld.

Great price, can't find info on the screensize though. Also HD rumble is removed, does that mean just HD or is there no rumble at all? Would be a shame as using the OG Switch you really appreciate having rumble on a handheld.

Wondering what changes under the hood are stopping it from being used docked though, not bundling with a dock saves money, not being able to use a dock? Not sure how that saves money.

Anyway as a Switch owner I don't have any reason to buy this.

Here's an official comparison between the Switch and Switch Lite. https://www.nintendo.com/switch/compare/#game-compatibility



Wonder if this uses the new "Mariko" chip, no mention of battery life improvements and it still has a fan. Would be weird if it still uses old chip.

Regardless Switch will sell 20m+ this calendar year. Question is whether this launch will make 2019 the peak year, or if 2020 will be Switch's peak as I previously expected.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)

Switch lite really screwed up my Switch prediction this year! Looks like it's going to be about 19.5m-20m for the Switch in 2019, 14.3m for PS4.

Mr.GameCrazy said:
Barkley said:
And some people on here said Nintendo would never release a model that couldn't "Switch" and be played both docked and handheld.

Great price, can't find info on the screensize though. Also HD rumble is removed, does that mean just HD or is there no rumble at all? Would be a shame as using the OG Switch you really appreciate having rumble on a handheld.

Wondering what changes under the hood are stopping it from being used docked though, not bundling with a dock saves money, not being able to use a dock? Not sure how that saves money.

Anyway as a Switch owner I don't have any reason to buy this.

Here's an official comparison between the Switch and Switch Lite. https://www.nintendo.com/switch/compare/#game-compatibility

Weird how it says it doesn't support tabletop mode. Can it not connect to normal joycons? Did they remove bluetooth? Would seem a bit weird to take out that functionality. Though it makes more sense on why it can't be used docked if they took out bluetooth to save money.

On the plus side at least they have a decent dpad.



Predictions (Made July 2019)

LTD: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m       2019 : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m        2020: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)

Switch lite really screwed up my Switch prediction this year! Looks like it's going to be about 19.5m-20m for the Switch in 2019, 14.3m for PS4.

I didn't expect a handheld-only version so soon in the lifecycle, but the marketing message remains clear, so there's not really a problem with it.

Pricing is aggressive, but I suppose Nintendo didn't want to leave an opening for a very hypothetical new entrant in the handheld market after the 3DS wound down a bit quicker than they anticipated (3DS hardware shipments fell short by more than 1m units in the previous fiscal year).

The announcement two months before launch seems early, but some slower sales during the summer months aren't particularly damaging.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

Did I just read your can play games from your main switch on the mini?