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NSLite: Possible unmentioned improvements that WOULD make you consider one?

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It's not about there not being enough cool features with the Lite, It's about the Switch OG being almost perfect the way it is. Why would I put down another $200 plus tax to have the same system with a smaller screen and less versatility. It's great that families can buy one for their kids a lot easier now since it's $100 cheaper. But this isn't a situation where we need to worry about existing users not being enticed to, in my opinion, downgrade. I'd actually question the relative sanity of anyone who owns a Switch choosing the Lite as their main console instead. Of course, I'm not a handheld gamer, so my opinion is a bit biased on that front.



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I mean, obviously, for people who are single and/or have no children, there's almost zero incentive either way.

That's obvious as hell and doesn't need to be voiced. Especially not again. Doesn't contribute anything whatsoever here.

The question is obviously specifically for people who have ANY reason to own a second/third/etc system, and what would make you consider buying a Lite as opposed to another Classic, or simply considering what you already have as sufficient.

For instance, I have a wife and two children. My daughter has been playing Yoshi's Crafted World and Pokemon Let's Go fairly often. In a few months, my wife's going to be playing as well, possibly when we get Pokemon Sword and Shield, and almost certainly once we get Animal Crossing.

I do, however, have two Switches, currently. And that will probably be plenty, but it's plausible that we might want a third. And I know I'm certainly not even close to being the only person in such a situation.

So, apparently, the question needs to be reworded. For people who do actually have a reason to consider buying a Lite, what would Nintendo need to do to have you consider the Lite as opposed to (another) Classic?

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Veknoid_Outcast said:
I can’t really think of anything that would make me get one. My Switch is already portable, and it comes with more versatility than the Lite.

I feel that the Lite is more for second-wave adopters.

Yep, same thoughts here.  Outside a jump in power, I don't see a need to upgrade.



I'm a current Switch owner who almost never uses it in handheld mode. So replacing my current Switch with the Lite is out of the question, and buying a Lite as a second Switch is incredibly unlikely. But to answer the question, there are some (still possible) features that can make me consider.

Part of the reason I rarely use my Switch in handheld mode is because it's really not comfortable to use in handheld mode. Whereas the Lite looks much better in that regard. No doubt that if the OG Switch was the Lite but with TV compatibility, I would use it in handheld mode more often. So having the Lite as a second Switch would actually be nice, as long they implement these two features:

1. Cross games and saves. If I sign in on my new Lite, I should be able to download all of my games on it, without paying for them again, while still having access on both, and with the save files being automatically and seamlessly shared between the two. When I'm done playing a Breath of the Wild on my TV downstairs, I should be walk upstairs to my bedroom, pick up the Lite, and continue on just as easily as if I had taken the OG Switch off of the dock.

2. Switch Lite as a controller. We're always short on controllers whenever I have friends over for Smash. The Lite absolutely should be able to used as a controller for a docked Switch. I was considering spending $70 a second Pro Controller just for friends, so this feature adds significant value to the Lite.

With these features in place, the Lite becomes an option for me. Would I spend $200 on it when I could pick up my OG Switch off of the dock? No. I'd have to get it on one hell of a sale.



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-Official mini dock to plug on tv, and have trails to charge a joycon pair, even it outputs only at 720p. As an optional accessory, .
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This topic seems pointless. Be like saying what could McDonalds add to the basic hamburger to make it as awesome as the bacon cheeseburger.

The Switch Light is just that. The basic version. You want more stuff on your burger, just get the better burger. Don't ask the clerk to add bacon and cheese to your hamburger.

Nintendo could have obviously added or kept things on the switch lite, but they chose not to for reasons of functionality or monetary. End of story.



thetonestarr said:

I mean, obviously, for people who are single and/or have no children, there's almost zero incentive either way.

That's obvious as hell and doesn't need to be voiced. Especially not again. Doesn't contribute anything whatsoever here.

The question is obviously specifically for people who have ANY reason to own a second/third/etc system, and what would make you consider buying a Lite as opposed to another Classic, or simply considering what you already have as sufficient.

For instance, I have a wife and two children. My daughter has been playing Yoshi's Crafted World and Pokemon Let's Go fairly often. In a few months, my wife's going to be playing as well, possibly when we get Pokemon Sword and Shield, and almost certainly once we get Animal Crossing.

I do, however, have two Switches, currently. And that will probably be plenty, but it's plausible that we might want a third. And I know I'm certainly not even close to being the only person in such a situation.

So, apparently, the question needs to be reworded. For people who do actually have a reason to consider buying a Lite, what would Nintendo need to do to have you consider the Lite as opposed to (another) Classic?

wow, dude. ok.



How about Bluetooth headset support? Dammit Nintendo come on.



It has me tempted already. What would make me even more interested? Hmm.

- Reassurance regarding graphical quality of that smaller screen. That's probably my main concern atm.

- It looks from the images like there's plenty of room for the screen to be larger and the bezelling to be much reduced - that feels like a missed opportunity, but it's obviously too late for that to be changed now.

- Beyond that, just more exclusives. As someone with a gaming PC, PS4 and XO I wouldn't be buying it to play third party releases, it'd be for the Nintendo exclusives (specifically the ones that appeal to me, which tend to be the platformers), so they just need to keep churning them out. I'm not worried on this front though; so long as Switch continues to sell well they'll keep making exclusives at a good rate, especially as their resources won't be split between a home console and a handheld anymore.



irstupid said:
This topic seems pointless. Be like saying what could McDonalds add to the basic hamburger to make it as awesome as the bacon cheeseburger.

The Switch Light is just that. The basic version. You want more stuff on your burger, just get the better burger. Don't ask the clerk to add bacon and cheese to your hamburger.

Nintendo could have obviously added or kept things on the switch lite, but they chose not to for reasons of functionality or monetary. End of story.

I mean, I'm not going to argue with your username, but we're more talking about "how would you like your ordinary burger cooked?" as opposed to "would you like to add all these other things to the burger that make it more like the cheeseburger deluxe?" 

super_etecoon said:
thetonestarr said:

I mean, obviously, for people who are single and/or have no children, there's almost zero incentive either way.

That's obvious as hell and doesn't need to be voiced. Especially not again. Doesn't contribute anything whatsoever here.

The question is obviously specifically for people who have ANY reason to own a second/third/etc system, and what would make you consider buying a Lite as opposed to another Classic, or simply considering what you already have as sufficient.

For instance, I have a wife and two children. My daughter has been playing Yoshi's Crafted World and Pokemon Let's Go fairly often. In a few months, my wife's going to be playing as well, possibly when we get Pokemon Sword and Shield, and almost certainly once we get Animal Crossing.

I do, however, have two Switches, currently. And that will probably be plenty, but it's plausible that we might want a third. And I know I'm certainly not even close to being the only person in such a situation.

So, apparently, the question needs to be reworded. For people who do actually have a reason to consider buying a Lite, what would Nintendo need to do to have you consider the Lite as opposed to (another) Classic?

wow, dude. ok.

I mean, the question was very specifically "what would make you more interested in the Lite?" and not "is there anything that can make you interested?" Just about everybody that's said they have no interest already stated in multiple other threads that they're not. What's the point in continuing to say it?

Proxy-Pie said:
How about Bluetooth headset support? Dammit Nintendo come on.

THAT is something I'm thoroughly surprised wasn't included, and definitely I agree would make the most sense on the Lite. I don't feel like there are many valid reasons not to include it on the classic Switch, but I could be wrong. But the Lite? I'm almost completely confident there are no good excuses here. It just makes perfect sense for a handheld, and there's almost no possible situation where the Lite will ever possibly have all 8 Bluetooth connections used, or even likely more than like four (two sets of JoyCons, assuming someone actually wanted to use it for two-player tabletop). 

That should leave plenty of system resources and connection availability to ensure a Bluetooth headset has zero negative impact.



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