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That's a lot cheaper, also with a longer battery life it does make it a cool dedicated handheld, I like it that we have a choice



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Snoopy said:

Quick question because I'm lazy and about to go to bed. If you buy this, can you later buy the dock to go with it?

No, its doesnt work with a dock as it's not able to connect to a TV anyway, its much smaller as well so it wouldn't fit anyway  



Summerset said:
So…they’ve basically removed all the features that made the Switch the Switch.

Except the games and handheld mode, it did add a few, D-pad, longer battery life, and a lot cheaper 



thetonestarr said:
So on another note, I just had a thought. How many of you, if you bought a Switch Lite, would like to be able to use it as a controller connected to another Switch - say, if you were visiting a friend's house and playing Smash with him, or something?

Yep that is very interesting! Because it will be something like the 3DS. You can connect the 3DS as a controller to play Smash Wii U. 



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PAOerfulone said:

Another thing I just realized is that the Nintendo Switch Lite coming out the same day as Link's Awakening continues a trend of Nintendo releasing a new system, whether it's a revision or a new console entirely, with a Zelda game. Furthermore, the revised model is releasing with a Zelda remake. Just like the New 3DS when it launched overseas in February 2015, it released with Majora's Mask 3D.

Seriously:

2006 - Wii/Twilight Princess
2015 - New 3DS/Majora's Mask 3D
2017 - Switch/Breath of the Wild
2019 - Switch Lite/Link's Awakening

Looks like Zelda has become the default system seller/marking tool for Nintendo.

I guess BOTW 2 will launch same time as the other Switch Version



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Mr.GameCrazy said:

The Switch Lite can connect to normal Joy-Cons.

This is what it says about Game Compatibility: 

"Nintendo Switch Lite can play the games in the Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode.

For games that do not support handheld mode, players can wirelessly connect compatible controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite.

Just look for the “handheld mode” icon:"

So... it does support tabletop... why do they say it doesn't then contradict themselves underneath. xD

I am baffled why it doesn't support dock then, I mean I know physically it might not fit but they could always release an adapter or new dock or something, my best guess now is that the cooling isn't good enough to run the clocks inside high enough for docked. Removing dock functionality shouldn't reduce production costs at all.

Tabletop mode uses the kickstand and detachable controllers.  The Lite has no kickstand and no detachable controllers.  Hence, no official tabletop mode.

There is a workaround with separately purchased controllers, but I think Nintendo is trying to keep this as clear as possible by just saying it is handheld only.



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I am torn a bit. I have a Switch already and actually use the multiplayer aspect of it (local) now and then, but it is obviously my secondary system, so my overall gaming time is minimal. But I want this. I want a dedicated handheld system and 200$ is a great price. But man I feel I'm going to be sorry spending that extra amount and than barely using it



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 PSP was $250.  In comparison the Switch offers:

1) Better graphics

2) Larger screen

3) Higher resolution screen

4) Removable controllers

5) Ability to play at home via a dock

6) Touch Screen

7) Dual Analog

And the conclusion is the Switch is overpriced?  Yeah, you are clueless.  I love how Nintendo is suppose to offer easily the stronger dedicated portable gaming device, while having functionality at home, but some how the price should be less than the PSP.....  

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Chrkeller said:
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 PSP was $250.  In comparison the Switch offers:

1) Better graphics

2) Larger screen

3) Higher resolution screen

4) Removable controllers

5) Ability to play at home via a dock

And the conclusion is the Switch is overpriced?  Yeah, you are clueless.  

What? How can you compare specs/price of systems that launched 13 years apart? xD

"My Xbox One X demolishes the ps2 so it's good value."

I'm not saying the Switch isn't good value, just that this argument is bizarre.



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