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

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This seems like one of the worst revisions I have seen. I can understand having a more portable focused unit... but to completely take away the ability to display it on a tv? That’s a horrible sacrifice. Certainly not something I would ever consider getting...



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Eh, i'm conflicted on how I feel about this. $200 is a great price point but i'm not sure the amount of features you lose as a result is a good trade off. No docking, no detachable joy-cons (so no 2 controllers right out the gate), some games can't even be played on it like Super Mario Party, etc. The only improvements seem to be slightly better battery life, an actual d-pad, and of course it's smaller and lighter.

Feels like it ruins the original message of what the Switch is by taking away one of the main features, but at the same time it is just a cheaper entry model for a specific crowd rather than replacing the original so I dunno. 

But then on the other hand for people who only use their current Switches in handheld mode and never docked (the people this is aimed for), perhaps these changes aren't something they would have ever cared about to begin with, so in that case this is a pretty good deal for them.

Either way i'll just stick with the regular Switch when I eventually buy one, or perhaps just wait to see if they actually do upgrade it in the future.



People defend a chip that came out in 2014 saying it is not overpriced, wow. Nvidia ripped Nintendo off as they do with everyone, then Nintendo decided to rip off consumers as well. It is not even close to being worth the retail price, clueless.



Random_Matt said:
People defend a chip that came out in 2014 saying it is not overpriced, wow. Nvidia ripped Nintendo off as they do with everyone, then Nintendo decided to rip off consumers as well. It is not even close to being worth the retail price, clueless.

People aren't paying for a chip, they are paying for a console. This is an entertainment business, not a technology business.



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Random_Matt said:
People defend a chip that came out in 2014 saying it is not overpriced, wow. Nvidia ripped Nintendo off as they do with everyone, then Nintendo decided to rip off consumers as well. It is not even close to being worth the retail price, clueless.

The chip wasn't even announced until 2015.  299 was actually a fairly reasonable price.  Not a bargain but fair enough.  And the package includes other things besides that chip.  Far from a ripoff.  At least at launch.  It could stand a pricecut now.

And the time difference between chip release and the console is similar to the PS4.  The PS4 GPU is essentially a Radeon 7850, which was a chip that hit the market in spring 2012.  It was over 1.5 years before PS4 came out.  The Switch was slightly less than 2 years from chip availability and launch.  And as with PS4's GPU, the X1 was high end when it first launched in 2015.  



This is a bit of a mixed bag for me.

I understand the reasoning behind going for a handheld only model, that $100 difference is a pretty substantial difference. This looks like the model that the handheld audience has been waiting for, plus parents who were hesitant on shelling out $300 to get the OG Switch can instead get them the Switch Lite. It essentially covers both audiences that the 3DS was selling to for its entire life span and really banked on towards the end. This is going to sell extremely well and lead the Switch to new heights.

But making it completely portable with no compatibility to the docking station so you can't play it like a the regular console kind of goes against the to purpose of the Switch. I mean, they could make another, smaller docking station and sell it separately like they're already selling the regular docking stations separately and these Lite models will be compatible with those, rendering this point moot. But from what I've seen and heard, there is no such thing in the works, so it just makes this model seem a bit contradictory. It's just a nitpick, not a major problem and not something that I think will have an impact in the long run, but it's something I can't help but notice.



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gergroy said:
This seems like one of the worst revisions I have seen. I can understand having a more portable focused unit... but to completely take away the ability to display it on a tv? That’s a horrible sacrifice. Certainly not something I would ever consider getting...

I've only played my Switch on my TV like twice and it was to let the console charge while docked. If I didn't already own a Switch i'd consider getting the Lite.



So wheres the switch part in this?



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RolStoppable said:
DonFerrari said:

You saying the 100 USD difference from Lite to regular for the dock isn't good value on the regular. And that is because the regular was overpriced.

I said the opposite. People get a lot of additional functionality for only $100 more, so there's no good reason why the price of the regular Switch should be dropped.

So 199 for Lite is overpriced? Ok then, sorry for understanding it wrong before.



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