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    Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    Handheld-only console will arrive on 20th September priced at US$199.
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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    Still overpriced unfortunately

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    Looks like they intended to put the full sized screen in there and downsized at the last minute. Guessing the BOM needed to be cut to make the margins work. Then they'd already made the moulds potentially and just changed the CAD stuff to chop a smaller hole? Or did they not want to go back to redesigning moulds at higher cost and so stuck with just making the hole smaller?

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    I can see this being a good option for some people - very much a replacement for the DS line imo, particularly as despite the list price of $199+tax (so likely around £200 in the UK, with vat) I think we'l start to see bundles at that price fairly soon making the actual console around £170-£180 on its own.

    Personally, 80% of my switch gaming is handheld so this certainly isn't a daft idea and the addition of a real D-PAD would be very welcome. Not something I will personally buy (no need when I have a "normal" switch already) but I expect they will see some decent sales.

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    Got me tempted. Shame you can't use type-C to HDMI by the sounds of it.

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    Maybe a Christmas release for a Pro?

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    A smaller switch looks nice but too much functionality is lost. No TV hook-up and no detachable joycons for multiplayer mean this isn't worth it for me.

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    It reminds me of those cheap Chinese handheld consoles with like 1000 pirated NES games on it

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    I probably use mine away from the TV far more than I think I do, but the thought of losing the TV hook up is enough of a put off.

    Also the significant screen size reduction is a problem.

    Last and most important... If they haven't fixed the JoyCon drift problem, I can see it being more of a headache to fix or replace than it is already.

    Not for me.

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    They would have been better calling this the new Gameboy and bringing new games to the GB. This isn't a Switch because, the clues in the name, it can't "switch" from under the telly home console to portable.

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    Re: Nintendo launches the smaller, lighter, cheaper Switch Lite

    A bit disappointing; I don't mind that it's meant to be a handheld portable console but I was at least hoping for a smaller bezel or more features or a great price. Right now it's a gimped Switch that isn't that much smaller or cheaper using components and a screen which are (by today's standards) very low spec.

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