Well, I'm not Japanese myself, but Famitsu's numbers show that before the shortages, the base Switch consistently and considerably outsold the Lite in spite of its higher price tag, so clearly the Japanese do see some value in TV play.
Ring Fit Adventure has become quite successful in Japan, again up until the shortages, and that's a game you can't exactly play on the train to work.
Just to add to that, prior to the shortages, the base switch had outsold the Lite in Japan 2:1 (495,641 to 245,815) this year.
EDIT: Apologies, Chris. We posted as the same time.Last edited by SpokenTruth - on 26 February 2020
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