Nintendo presented on Wednesday a new review of its hybrid console Switch: the Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller version of the console that focuses on the portable side of the platform. The new hardware of Nintendo Switch Lite cost $ 199.99 and go on sale on September 20.
The smaller Nintendo Switch will not have detachable Joy-Con controls. Instead, the new Switch is a compact and all-in-one piece of hardware that makes the Switch more like a Game Boy or a Nintendo DS. The system also does not connect to a television to play on the big screen, but it will be a portable to use.
Nintendo Switch Lite
The system has a smaller 5.5-inch screen, weighs less than the original Switch hardware (approximately 0.61 pounds) and comes in three colors: yellow, gray and turquoise. The Nintendo Switch Lite also has a longer battery life, which ranges from three to seven hours of play.
The Nintendo Switch Lite device can run all games in the Nintendo Switch library that are compatible with portable mode, says Nintendo, taking into account that "some games will have restrictions." The Switch Lite does not offer support for HD Rumble or the IR camera included in Joy-Cons for the original Nintendo Switch.
The Switch Lite is compatible with Joy-Con external controllers, Switch Pro Controller and Pok Ball Plus, and has built-in gyro controls. It is also compatible with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, according to a practical report by The Verge.
A complete list of the differences between the original Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite is available on the Nintendo website.
Nintendo's announcement of the Switch, smaller and cheaper, confirms the multiple Wall Street Journal reports last year that indicated that the game's creator was planning a couple of console reviews.