The rumors for a Nintendo Switch Mini have been circulating for some time now. Today Nintendo finally revealed the Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller compact handheld only console.
The Nintendo Switch Lite seems to be the successor to the Nintendo 3DS at first glance. It comes with a slightly smaller screen to make the console more portable and compact. The controllers on the left and right side can also not be detached. It is clear that the Nintendo Switch Lite is designed to be a handheld only version, as it also can’t be docked to play on the big screen.
The console is capable of playing all the Nintendo Switch games that can be played in handheld mode, but excludes those that can only be played in docked mode. Animal Crossing New Horizons for example is confirmed to be playable in handheld mode and can therefore be also played on the new Nintendo Switch Lite.
The console however is also much cheaper than its bigger counterpart as it will be sold for $199 starting September 20th, the special edition will be released on November 8th. It comes in three adorable colors and even a special edition right at launch – take a looksie at the gorgeous Nintendo Switch Lite below.
If you are in the market to get a Switch, this might be a good choice, or if you primarily enjoy gaming on the go, or anywhere but in front of the TV this also might be the right Switch for you!