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We talked about the rumors before. It would seem that they were true in this instance. We give you the Nintendo Switch Lite. The console will be “slightly” different from the original. It is designed for hand-held playing. It will come out on September 20th and will cost you $200. The console will have three colors to choose from, yellow, gray and turquoise. So not the branded colors you have with the regular switch.

Biggest questions besides color and price are, what are the spec differences. Nintendo itself is marketing it as a portable-only console. There is no way to remove the Joy-Con controls, there is no TV-out capabilities, no HD Rumble. The screen is also smaller down from 6.2 inches to 5.5 inches. The Nintendo Switch Lite boasts longer battery life with anywhere from 3-7 hours which is not much of an increase from the original. Nintendo is hinting that the processor is more efficient since it says you will be able to get 4 hours of Zelda playing time rather than 3 hours.

It also revealed a special-edition version coming to the US on November 8th. The Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition are decorated with cyan and magenta buttons, with illustrations of the two new Legendary Pokémon across the back.


Nintendo Switch Lite Geek Impulse
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The Switch was rightfully called this based on the several ways in which you can switch between playing styles. You could switch between playing in your living room or on the go, single player or local multiplayer. It would seem, and this is just speculation on our part that this is designed to be just a cash grab. It is not really offering much new at all to customers but rather just trying to maximize the popularity of the brand itself.



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