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Nintendo Switch Lite Officially Revealed - $199, September 20th, Dedicated Handheld

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Omg they finally announced it. Disappointing that it can't be docked (I like playing on my TV) and the screen looks like it was shrunk more than necessary. I guess I'm gonna have to wait for the "pro" version. Personally the Lite leaves a lot to be desired but I can see why they made the cuts to get it down to $199.



 

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KLXVER said:
I don't get it. Barely any smaller and cant play all games. Are there really that many people who only play in handheld mode?

The person below, apparently...

manuel said:
I don't like any of the colors too much, but I would have gotten a Lite if it was available back then. (I haven't connected my Switch to a TV ever yet.)



Barkley said:

potato_hamster said:

The switch isn't a hybrid console because it's a handheld that shipped a dock in the box, which makes the difference between it and other handhelds pretty minuscule. What would it need to be a "hybrid console"? I'm not sure. I don't think the concept of a hybrid console actually exists outside of marketing speak.

So you can't come up with a single reason that the Switch isn't a valid home console, your only point is that it can do something extra that home consoles can't.

Your argument then is you don't think hybrid consoles can exist, you should have led with that. Meanwhile I shall ignore you and your agenda.

I came up with several reasons why, you just don't like them.

And, what is my agenda?



Frank_kc said:
In general, bad move by Nintendo. The Original switch was selling well because of its portability. Who needs a switch now when you have cheaper portable switch lite.

The original switch sales will start to tank as soon as the lite portable is released... mark my words :)

Even if that was the case (it won't be worldwide) does it matter? A Switch Lite sold is just another Switch sold in Nintendo's eyes.



potato_hamster said:
Barkley said:

So you can't come up with a single reason that the Switch isn't a valid home console, your only point is that it can do something extra that home consoles can't.

Your argument then is you don't think hybrid consoles can exist, you should have led with that. Meanwhile I shall ignore you and your agenda.

I came up with several reasons why, you just don't like them.

And, what is my agenda?

No, you came up with one reason. "It can be used as a handheld." Of course it can, it wouldn't be a hybrid if it couldn't.



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KLXVER said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:
I rarely play my Switch in handheld mode. I personally just feel like it is too big to do so comfortably. I will get one of these for sure.

This is how Nintendo will get multiple Switch units in each household. I'm excited to see how it sells.
Also, the only part of the Lite that is better is the price. In my opinion, it makes the original model really hold its value. The Lite is really a great entry level unit.

I don't mean to shit on this thing, but the original is too big, but this slightly smaller one is a must buy?

 I only praised the Lite for being a good entry level. I will get it for when I play portably instead of the original. I will feel more comfortable taking this Lite model on the go with me, where as I always feel worried about breaking my other Switch while it's out of the dock... The original model is vastly superior. 



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thetonestarr said:
NathanSSSS said:
So...now it's as ugly as expected officially

You, sir, are mistaken. Most especially about the Pokemon edition.

Nope, I'll stick with my opinion like who on the earth of 2019 can have electronic device designed like that smh.



RolStoppable said:
Barkley said:

Pretty sure it does have a fan:

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But yeah not as good cooling is the only reason I can think of for it not being compatible. Don't see any other reason to not support a dock, it is a shame. I mean it probably can't physically fit into the current dock, but they could always release another dock or an adapter/cable for the current docks. Dropping support for video output isn't going to reduce production costs.

Marketing and maximizing profits are reasons to not support a dock. While in the past I had proposed a handheld-first Switch with optional dock purchase, it's an idea that is not as easy to market and comes with the problem of allocating shelf space to a new dock because the different size of the new SKU necessitates its own dock. There's also the issue of potentially devaluing the standard SKU, but the plan is to offer both models side by side and have both of them sell as well as possible.

While Nintendo does have an error on their website as far as confusion about Joy-Con compatibility is concerned, it's overall easier to market handheld-only than handheld-first despite the console's name. Switch Lite is a Switch that can't switch, but in the end the market is probably not going to care about that too much, because the feature to switch isn't necessarily mandatory in any given purchase decision and will probably be completely irrelevant in many cases.

When it comes to marketing, do you think it would be more difficult for them to communicate that a dock is sold separately, than that it can't dock at all?
If so, why?

For people who know little/nothing about Switch, they may not expect the docking feature, so it won't matter to them.
Though if they are curious why it's called Switch, I can  see how this can lead to confusion in some cases if they look up info on the wrong Switch.

For people that know how the original Switch works, this can also lead to confusion upon purchase. Unless they read Nintendo's description of how it can no longer dock. In which case they could have read about how docking is sold separately.



Barkley said:
KLAMarine said:

+ No HD rumble

Why is No HD rumble a plus? If you don't like rumble you can turn it off in most games anyway. The real question is whether No HD Rumble means no rumble at all, or if it still has basic rumble, I'm leaning towards the former.

HD rumble is a silly concept, has been a silly concept from the start. Glad it's being phased out.



Seems like a good option for those who want to save some cash. Could be good for kids as well.