The Nintendo Switch Lite is a bit small in size and it is handheld-only portable that will be released September 20th. It will be called as a Nintendo Switch and it for those who just want to play on the go.
The Nintendo Switch Lite will come in three colors: yellow, gray, and turquoise.
It is priced at $199.99, the Switch Lite is more affordable than the standard-issue Switch, which sells for $299.99.
It is also a somewhat smaller gadget. Compared to the normal Switch, which measures 4 inches high and 9.4 inches long, the Switch Lite is 3.6 inches high and 8.2 inches long. The Lite’s touch screen is also slightly smaller (5.5 inches compared to the regular Switch’s 6.2-inch touch screen). The Lite, however, does have longer battery life and a D-Pad instead of directional buttons.
Size is not the only thing which is different. Unlike the normal Switch, it will not feature detachable Joy-Con controllers or a kickstand, and it TV mode is not supported as well. The Lite also does not come with with a Switch Dock.
Regarding game compatibility, Nintendo says:
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.
To find play mode compatibility information for specific games, please refer to the product packaging or Nintendo eShop.
You can see how the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite compare below.
No bundle has been revealed so far, but keep in mind that Link’s Awakening also release on September 20.