Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:20pm 11/07/19 | 4 Comments
It's been in the rumour mill now for a while, but Nintendo has finally confirmed the existence of the Nintendo Switch Lite, a 'watered' down handheld version of their, erm... handheld console.
Essentially, what Switch Lite is, appears to be a true successor to the Nintendo DS family of systems that have ruled the roost for a number of years now. And while Switch Lite looks like Nintendo Switch it features a solid casing with no removable Joy-Cons, no rumble or IR, and cannot be docked to a TV, which might be the strangest omission. As far as connectivity to other Switch's go, all of that is intact, but any games that require Joy-Con rumble will require Joy-Cons, which is also a bit odd.
In Australia the unit is priced at AUD$329.95 and comes in three colours: Grey, Yellow and Turquoise. The machine will also launch locally from September 20. Interestingly, a "flagship" Nintendo Switch at EB Games in Australia right now retails for AUD$399.00 with plenty of preowned options at a cheaper price-point as well. And so for an extra $70-odd dollerdoos you can own the same thing that does the same thing, only can also be docked to a TV and has removable Joy-Cons for the games that require it, or use it from a multiplayer sense. But it's your wallet at the end of the day.
Watch a trailer outlining the new console's 'features' embedded below.