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

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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?

The official ranges displayed on Nintendo's website are 2.5-6.5 hours for the original Switch and 3-7 hours for the Lite. However, Nintendo specifically cites the example of Breath of the Wild (3 hours on the original Switch, 4 hours on the Lite), so the improvement is more substantial than it looks at first glance.

Also, 2.5 years ago the official range was 2.5-6 hours. In light of that and the BotW example, it seems logical that the Lite can actually push above 7 hours in some specific cases, just like the original could go past 6 hours. An additional hour for very demanding games like BotW is a good improvement. For comparison, the original 3DS lasted 3-5 hours and and the 3DS XL 4-6.5 hours, so Switch and Switch Lite are in the same area.



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That price point is perfect, and this might be why they have so many games landing in September.

Still, this is the worst kept secret ever...bout damn time they revealed it.



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This appeals to me much more than the original Switch - and it's much cheaper as well, which is nice.

Is there a list of major games that do/don't support handheld mode? I want to get a feel for what % of the Switch library it'd give me access to.



I thought that they'd eliminate only one play option to maintain the Switching concept but I was wrong. Other than that, the Switch is going to sell like pancakes this holiday and the floor for its lifetime sales just raised a ton.



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?

In Japan where this will get most of its sales?
Yes.



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Shocking about it being pure handheld...... but that price does show it.



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Machina said:
This appeals to me much more than the original Switch - and it's much cheaper as well, which is nice.

Is there a list of major games that do/don't support handheld mode? I want to get a feel for what % of the Switch library it'd give me access to.

The only major ones off the top of my head are 1-2-Switch, Super Mario Party and maybe ARMS but most people just play that using a pro controller anyway.  I also wonder if they'll rework some games where motion controls were required for some functions.



psychicscubadiver said:
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?

In Japan where this will get most of its sales?
Yes.

But its already a handheld...



Machina said:
This appeals to me much more than the original Switch - and it's much cheaper as well, which is nice.

Is there a list of major games that do/don't support handheld mode? I want to get a feel for what % of the Switch library it'd give me access to.

The only games I know of that don't support handheld are Super Mario Party, 1-2-Switch and Labo.



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

1) I knew this was coming since the first Switch reveal.

2) Never believe Nintendo when they deny something so obvious. They are liars and bad ones at that.

3) THE SWITCH IS A HANDHELD!

4) I think the Switch Lite looks great and so is the price.

5) This is finally going to push me to buy an original Switch model though I hope there is a price cut.

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