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

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0D0 said:
RolStoppable said:

Yes, it does make sense. Switch Lite contributes to Nintendo's market share in the console business.

Is it now console business, because we used to have handheld and home console business on the visual charts.

That's how it used to be because the console market was different with a clear segregation between home consoles and handheld consoles. But Switch is already both a home console and handheld console while Sony has stopped to make portable consoles.

The logical thing for VGC is to adjust to three bars: Switch, PS4 (supplanted by PS5 when that one is out), XB1 (supplanted by Scarlett). All three console manufacturers only have one console now.

I don't see why Nintendo fans should be given the gratification of getting a second bar for Switch sales where it reads 100% market share in the handheld market.



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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?

Dude... your reason is literally 'I don't think hybrid consoles exist outside of market speak'.



0D0 said:
Random_Matt said:

This is VGChartz, of course they will count it the same when it is not, you crazy?

Sorry, didn't get you.

Barkley said:

"That'd be totally unfair, Lite is a Switch with the exact same games as the regular, people who own a lite won't buy a standard, you're splitting the switch userbase in half!"

Is branding the Switch lite as "Not a switch" more fair?

But you should stop viewing it through a competitive lens and view it through a logical one.

You think I'm not being logical. I think you're not being logical. Good day to you too.

Random_Matt said:

Users constantly move goal posts, thread is pure comedy.

Did I do something wrong?

You have not done anything wrong.



This is what I've been waiting for before I hope on the Switch train. Hopefully the chipset has a DIE shrink for better battery life.



Switch will come for the PS2/DS LT sales when all is said and done.



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Barkley said:
0D0 said:

You think I'm not being logical. I think you're not being logical. Good day to you too.

Your reason for it not being counted as the same console is that it would be "unfair" and give an advantage to the Switch compared to the PS4. Hence your reasoning is motivated by competition and wanting the ps4 to win rather than logic.

My reason was just "unfair"? I came here and posted "it's unfair" and nothing else?

Can you read again my posts and talk to me again later? Thank you.



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*snap* Well, they've just lost some meaning in the name now with this new model .... Although calling it "Lite" is pretty smart since it can refer to what they did with the DS. Will it perform just like it did ? (Specially in Japan).

Also, the adoption of a new SKU being solely for handheld play doesn't change Switch's original nature, it's an hybrid system counted alongside other home console. (The debate has been hammered over and over, no point in trying to move the goal post to justify the Switch's success).

Now, this intrigues me in some way, does that mean the fundamental change would make Nintendo count the sales of the Switch Lite separately from the original SKU or will they group it in one "family" group ? I think it's pretty obvious they'll count it as a whole though since they share the same librairy (99% the same).

BTW, if you can't identify with this product, I mean it's probably normal since if you already own a Switch or don't like handheld gaming in general then you already can get/got what you want. This isn't aimed at everyone in particular but it sure will help the sales in Japan :D
Also, good call on the pricepoint ! (It's basically almost the same price as a New2DS XL !!)

AND ... for those waiting for the famously rumored "Pro" SKU to come out :



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shikamaru317 said:
This is what I've been waiting for before I hope on the Switch train. Hopefully the chipset has a DIE shrink for better battery life.

Nintendo says that Breath of the Wild can be played for four hours on the Lite as opposed to three hours on the original Switch, so you'll be able to get about one more hour out of any given game. Less demanding games can reach seven hours.



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0D0 said:
TruckOSaurus said:

Yes it does since Switch and Switch Lite have got the same library of games and the Switch has been counted against PS/XB since release.

But Switch was considered a home console, Lite isn't. The sales behauviour will be completely different considering that it's a handheld console like 3DS, much cheaper, families will buy multiple units, etc. Totally unfair if we compare Lite sales against true current gen home consoles.

Nothing is stopping Sony and Microsoft from offering Portable PS4 or XBO's. If Nintendo wants to make their Ecosystem available Natively at Home and on the Go, and Microsoft and Sony want to lock you to the Home or limit you to streaming only, on competitors devices on the go, that is their choice. Nothing unfair about it.

As for the Lite itself. I have no issue with the lack of TV Output, but I am a bit let down by the lack of rumble. I'm glad the screen has been reduced to 5.5", but it stillsounds a little bit too big (will have to have it in person for final judgement). Overall, I am proabably at about 70% excitement for it. Look forward to hearing more, and will definitly Pre-Order as soon as available. 



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Kind of have to eat a small dish of crow. I did not see this coming. I mean, I figured a handheld only Switch was coming, as I see a ‘pro/tv’ version coming, but I did not expect to see it this year. I was sure they’d ride solo with the current model for another year.