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

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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?

It's actually a fair bit smaller, maybe more than it seems. I put together a size accurate comparison image based on the measurements Nintendo gave.

Also the only games I can think of that don't support handheld mode are Super Mario Party, 1-2-Switch and Labo, only one of which is a loss.

One good thing that can be noticed form this image, they didn't shrink down any of the buttons or analog sticks.



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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.



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KLXVER said:
RolStoppable said:

A household that already has one Switch doesn't have a real need for another Switch that can be connected to the TV. Switch Lite is an attractive option because there are hardly any Switch games that it doesn't play. It cuts out features that aren't needed for that type of consumer to begin with, and it comes at a great price.

Then there's also Japan which favors convenience over playing on a big screen moreso than the West, so a handheld-only or handheld-first Switch was always a necessity for that market in order to reach the full sales potential of the console.

Couldn't they just have removed the dock and HDMI cable and sold it for 199?

No, because that would be a half-baked approach. The market wants improved portability, better battery life and a d-pad, all of which would be missing from your suggestion. Besides, merely removing the dock and HDMI cable wouldn't cut the production costs enough to sell at $199 without taking a loss on the hardware.



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"I have a great idea for an item. It switches between being docked and handheld.
Sounds good what will we call it?
How about the switch since it can be one thing then another?
Brilliant!!"

"I have an idea for an item. It will be portable only.
So it can't be docked? Or connected to the TV at all?
No
Great what do we call it?
Switch lite!"

Definitely feels like Nintendo didn't think this through. The whole console is named on a concept that the "lesser" one can't do.

Like if instead of calling it the xbox one Microsoft called it Xbox Kinected. Then the other versions would be Kinect lite. The word is still there, you just hope people ignore it for the word "lite".



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RolStoppable said:
KLXVER said:

Couldn't they just have removed the dock and HDMI cable and sold it for 199?

No, because that would be a half-baked approach. The market wants improved portability, better battery life and a d-pad, all of which would be missing from your suggestion. Besides, merely removing the dock and HDMI cable wouldn't cut the production costs enough to sell at $199 without taking a loss on the hardware.

Does it have a better battery life though? If so, how much better is it?



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KLXVER said:
RolStoppable said:

No, because that would be a half-baked approach. The market wants improved portability, better battery life and a d-pad, all of which would be missing from your suggestion. Besides, merely removing the dock and HDMI cable wouldn't cut the production costs enough to sell at $199 without taking a loss on the hardware.

Does it have a better battery life though? If so, how much better is it?

3-7 hours instead of 2.5-6.5 hours. Not a massive increase but a bit better.



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


I wonder if a third party dock may work on the NS lite .



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Barkley said:
KLXVER said:

Does it have a better battery life though? If so, how much better is it?

3-7 hours instead of 2.5-6.5 hours. Not a massive increase but a bit better.

Well if you have the next 5 years of your gaming habits carefully planned, then I guess its an ok purchase...



Losing the essence of the name of the console is a real shame and it's not logical...even contradictory...
It remembers me of another mistake Nintendo made recently... naming the WiiU right after the Wii
I just can't understand how a "Switch" is not compatible with a TV.



So it's the same thickness, wish it was a bit slimmer tbh. I'm sure eventually it'll get there with revisions...