Nintendo Switch Lite revealed, out this September (+ Pokémon model in November)

After months of rumours, Nintendo have finally the first revision of its popular Nintendo Switch console: the Nintendo Switch Lite. It will be released on September 20th worldwide, and will cost 199.99€ / $199.99 / 19 980 Yen + taxes.

Here’s the video introducing the console and it various features:

The nintendo Switch will launch in 3 colours:

  • yellow
  • grey
  • turquoise

Also, on November 1st in Japan / November 8th in Europe and North America, a special model featuring the two legendary Pokémon from Pokémon Sword and Shield will be released. Do note that this is not a bundle with the game: there’s only the console in the box!

This new model is clearly designed for handheld play, and is more compact and lightweight than the original. What’s more, controls are integrated (though regular Joy-Cons are compatible). Of course, this new model is compatible with all Nintendo Switch games that can be played in handheld mode (which is basically 99% of the library).

All this sound pretty exciting, but there’s a few drawbacks:

  • there’s no HD Rumble
  • there’s no IR Motion Camera
  • there’s no motion sensors in the “controllers” (but the console do have motion sensors)
  • you cannot dock the console in the Nintendo Switch dock, which means no TV output

You can use Joy-Con controllers with the Nintendo Switch Lite, but you will have to use a separate accessory to charge them if you don’t already have a Nintendo Switch console.

Here’s the specs of the Nintendo Switch Mini:

 Nintendo Switch Lite console
Size91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protusions.
WeightApprox. 275g
ScreenCapacitive touch screen / 5.5 inch LCD / 1280×720 resolution
CPU/GPUNVIDIA customised Tegra processor
System memory32 GB
Please note: approximately 6.2 GB of internal memory is reserved for use by the system.
Communication featuresWireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC (near-field communication)
Video output
Audio output
Control inputs
“Left Stick
Can be pressed down and used as a button.”

“Right Stick
Can be pressed down and used as a button.”

A/B/X/Y/L/R/ZL/ZR Buttons

+ Button / – Button

+Control Pad

POWER Button

Volume buttons

HOME Button

Capture Button
USB terminalUSB Type-C terminal
Used for charging the console.
Audio jackStereo output
Game card slotExclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.
microSD card slotCompatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.
SensorsAccelerometer / gyroscope
Operating environmentTemperature: 5 – 35°C / Humidity: 20 – 80%
Internal batteryLithium ion battery / battery capacity 3570mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, it can be replaced for a fee via Nintendo Customer Support.
Battery lifeBattery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions.
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly four hours on a single charge.
Charging time3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.

On this page, you can find a comparison of the two models, allowing you to see which one is for you:

Finally, here’s some more pictures for the Nintendo Switch Lite, including a pouch releasing on the same day:

Source: Nintendo / Famitsu



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