Nintendo Officially Confirms New Nintendo Switch Lite Console

This is so exciting!


The Nintendo Switch Lite has been officially announced by the gaming company.

In a massively long video the general producer of Nintendo Switch, Yoshiaki Koizumi, talks through the new product and all of its features. It’s over six minutes long, so read on for a simplified version.

The new Switch is much smaller than the current model, has no detachable Joy-con controllers, and isn’t able to be docked and played on a TV. It will come in grey, yellow, and turquoise. HOWEVER, it will be just $199.99 when it launches in the USA on September 20.

Comparing the two models. Credit: Nintendo

The model itself is actually a pretty impressive bit of kit. It has a 5.5 inch screen, which keeps the same 1280/720 resolution of the standard Switch, that boasts a 9 inch screen. The Lite’s screen will still feature a capacitive touch panel.


You might be wondering about the battery life. In unprecedented news, it will actually last between 20% and 30% longer than the current Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo says that the standard Switch system can run The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for roughly three hours, whereas the Nintendo Switch Lite can run the same game for roughly fours hours.

In an interview with CNET, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser spoke about data switching, explaining: “Yes, you will have the ability to transfer between devices, your gameplay experiences. More to come on there, but that is the intention”.

There’s no launch date for the UK yet, but if the Switch launch is anything to go by, we can expect it to be available on the same day for around £179.99.

Featured image credit: Nintendo

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