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

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Barkley said:
potato_hamster said:
Expect to see much more emphasis on games with a handheld focus feature set.. The whole "hybrid console" was nothing more than a marketing ploy for the get-go.

Yeah... no.

99.9% of Switch games work in handheld mode already, there's not going to be any change in games development.

"The whole "hybrid console" was nothing more than a marketing ploy for the get-go." - You can play the Switch on a TV, you can play 4 player splitscreen, it can be used as a home console.

It is a hybrid console, it is not a "marketing ploy"

smfh

By your logic the PSP Go was a hybrid console, the only difference being that the dock that allowed you to play on a tv with separate controllers was an optional accessory. And if that's a stopping point for you, you also can't play 4 player split screen without buying optional accessories on your Switch.

Just watch. By the time the last Switch is sold, most Nintendo Switches sold will not be able to be docked to a TV, and will not be able to be used as a home console in any way. That doesn't sound like a very "hybrid" console to me even if you're as generous with the idea of a "hybrid console" as you are.



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KLXVER said:
psychicscubadiver said:

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

But its already a handheld...

You can't see how a smaller, cheaper handheld would perform well in Japan??



KLXVER said:
psychicscubadiver said:

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

But its already a handheld...

But now it's 1/3 cheaper and entering that sweet 'impulse buy' price point.



In general, bad move by Nintendo. The Original switch was selling well because of its portability. Who needs a switch now when you have cheaper portable switch lite.

The original switch sales will start to tank as soon as the lite portable is released... mark my words :)



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.

You'll have access to 99.9% of the Switch library.

1-2-Switch requires the purchase of Joy-Con controllers which can be connected via bluetooth to the Switch Lite. The cardboard of the various Labo kits is designed to only work with Joy-Cons and the original Switch (where the console has to be slipped into cardboard), so with Labo you'll be out of luck; doubtful that that will bother you. Super Mario Party doesn't support conventional handheld play, but may actually be playable on the Lite with Joy-Cons.

I can't think of anything else because in over two years it has been incredibly rare that a game couldn't be played in handheld mode.



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PortisheadBiscuit said:
KLXVER said:

But its already a handheld...

You can't see how a smaller, cheaper handheld would perform well in Japan??

Not one with so many features gone. Maybe Im just so far from the demographic for this one, I don't know...



potato_hamster said:
Barkley said:

Yeah... no.

99.9% of Switch games work in handheld mode already, there's not going to be any change in games development.

"The whole "hybrid console" was nothing more than a marketing ploy for the get-go." - You can play the Switch on a TV, you can play 4 player splitscreen, it can be used as a home console.

It is a hybrid console, it is not a "marketing ploy"

smfh

By your logic the PSP Go was a hybrid console, the only difference being that the dock that allowed you to play on a tv with separate controllers was an optional accessory. And if that's a stopping point for you, you also can't play 4 player split screen without buying optional accessories on your Switch.

Just watch. By the time the last Switch is sold, most Nintendo Switches sold will not be able to be docked to a TV, and will not be able to be used as a home console in any way. That doesn't sound like a very "hybrid" console to me even if you're as generous with the idea of a "hybrid console" as you are.

So you're predicting Switch units to be over 100 million then



Since companies started R&D on Switch Mini protective cases, seemed it would be announced sooner rather than later.

One of the big things for me here is that it has a proper D-pad. Don't want to play games like Bloodstained with an analog. But while I expected it to ship without a dock, I wasn't sure if they'd remove the ability to link up with a dock. And now that they did I want to know why. How much could they save by removing that feature?

$200 is a very good price though. 
The Switch "Pro" was reportedly delayed, and I'm interested in seeing what that one is going to be like as well.

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. If using separate Joy-Con controllers, users will need to have a device to recharge them, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip.

The messaging on their site is confusing, because I read it as not being compatible with joy con controllers.

Because it still appears to be under the category "Compatible".
They should make it clear that it is compatible with them, and then make a separate category for what's included or not.



potato_hamster said:
Barkley said:

Yeah... no.

99.9% of Switch games work in handheld mode already, there's not going to be any change in games development.

"The whole "hybrid console" was nothing more than a marketing ploy for the get-go." - You can play the Switch on a TV, you can play 4 player splitscreen, it can be used as a home console.

It is a hybrid console, it is not a "marketing ploy"

smfh

By your logic the PSP Go was a hybrid console, the only difference being that the dock that allowed you to play on a tv with separate controllers was an optional accessory. And if that's a stopping point for you, you also can't play 4 player split screen without buying optional accessories on your Switch.

Just watch. By the time the last Switch is sold, most Nintendo Switches sold will not be able to be docked to a TV, and will not be able to be used as a home console in any way. That doesn't sound like a very "hybrid" console to me even if you're as generous with the idea of a "hybrid console" as you are.

"generous with the idea of a hybrid console". Please tell me what makes the Switch not a hybrid console, what would it need to have to be a hybrid console?

Were any games for the PSP Go designed with TV play in mind? Were many games on the PSP Go playable in splitscreen? Did any games on the PSP Go gain graphical enhancements when played on a TV? Did the PSP Go come bundled with wireless controllers that could be used on a TV? These are the reasons Switch is better described as a hybrid than PSP Go.

"Just watch. By the time the last Switch is sold, most Nintendo Switches sold will not be able to be docked to a TV" - Yeah sure lol.

"Nintendo Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Doug Bowser (yes, really) said the play time split between docked and undocked play on the Switch is "about even—about 50 percent in the dock and 50 percent away from the dock." The latter time chunk includes both tabletop play and fully handheld play". 



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