Introducing Nintendo Switch™ Lite, a new version of the Nintendo Switch system that’s optimized for personal, handheld play. Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system at a great price. With a built-in +Control Pad, and a sleek, unibody design, Nintendo Switch Lite is great for on-the-go gaming. Nintendo Switch Lite is compatible with popular games such as Super Mario Odyssey™, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild, and more. If you’re looking for a gaming system all your own, Nintendo Switch Lite is ready to hit the road whenever you are.
Handheld Nintendo Switch™ gaming at a great price
For every member of your family, there’s a member of ours
Optimized for personal, handheld play, Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system
Features a sleek, unibody design with fully integrated controls and a built-in +Control Pad+AK38
Compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch™ games that support Handheld mode
I have owned a Switch since the day of its release. I’m a big fan of the console and the list of available games to play is a mile long. I initially didn’t have any interest in the Switch Light since I had the normal Switch. The original pastel colors of the Switch Light also kind of kept me away. This new blue color made me change my mind. My current Switch rarely leaves the dock, so I figured I can get the Switch Light for traveling and on the go.
The blue color is definitely blue but it has a purple-ish hue in a lower light setting. Purple is my favorite color.
The biggest advantage the Switch Light has over the Switch is the D-pad. Playing older games is much more enjoyable with an actual D-pad. The original Switch uses individual buttons as the D-pad. Build quality also seems to be more solid than the original Switch since the Light is a one piece solid unit. It would be a much better option for small humans.
If you already have a Switch and are looking for a second one to play on the go I highly recommend it. If you want to be able to play games up on your big screen then you will have to shell out a little more dough for the original Switch. The Switch Light has no way of sending video out. You can’t go wrong with either choice, but if you decide to get a Switch Light I would definitely go with the blurple one.
I already own an OG Switch, but with Nintendo's decision to only allow one island per console for the upcoming Animal Crossing title, they were able to squeeze out a little extra money from me.
I was on the fence about the Lite, but ultimately decided the turquoise version was the way to go. Transferring my save data and downloaded games were an easy enough process. Plus I'm still able to play on my original Switch, so there's no issues with swapping gameplay between the two.
Battery life certainly seems better, but I tend to keep my system plugged in at all times, so it's a bit of a moot point with me. Graphically I think games look better on the Lite than in handheld mode on the full-size Switch, which is definitely a plus.
The only potential downside is if it ever gets joycon drift, since I'd have to send in the whole system. Fingers crossed it doesn't happen, lol.
All in all, I'd say the Lite is definitely worth picking up...but I'd treat it more as a secondary system; I still rate the "big brother" Switch as the best one to buy.
The system is great for those on the go that want the better battery life and great games. I’ve got a launch console and purchased this with the intent of keeping this as the “primary” console and my original one as my home console.
In case you’re wondering the differences are as follows:
-screen and console are smaller in size and weight
-battery is longer lasting
-joy-cons aren’t detachable, they’re built into the system, which means no HD rumble, no IR sensor either
-not able to be docked, this is a portable only system, but it runs the entire switch library as long as it doesn’t require the system to be docked
That said, if this is a travel only supplement or you never play your system docked, this is the Switch for you. If you need the “switch” part of the switch, and want the freedom to detach the controllers and play the game on a tv, then buy the larger version (just make sure it’s the all red box version as that’s the one with the new battery and more efficient chipset like the lite).
I purchased a Nintendo switch when it came out and unfortunately it bricked on me near the start of Covid19, however I did not want to purchase another one for the hope of getting it fixed later on. When I finally gave in to buying the switch lite it was sold out everywhere, so I kept checking back and finally it was restocked and bought it! I'm loving it so far, I have small hands so holding it feels much better than the regular switch since it's a bit bigger. Funny thing was that my regular switch turned back on the day I received the switch lite lol so now I have two, but for now I've been using the lite because it feels much better in my opinion. If you don't ever want to play on the tv then this switch is for you.
Ok so i already had the original switch and play it primarily docked since it feels clunky and uncomfortable handheld and also the screen is not the brightest on the original 2017 switch.
I bought the Lite to play handheld and also because this royal blue/purplish color caught my attention. I had never held a Switch Lite prior. Upon holding this for the first time, i fell in love. It's much lighter and feels so good in the hand. I popped in my copy of the latest Paper Mario, and my love intensified for this system. The screen is an upgrade from the original switch. The screen is brighter and colors pop. Paper mario looks perfect on the screen. I have played my Lite more than i would have imagined already. I think this week alone, i played over 20 hours which is more than normal for me on my regular switch even docked.
In all if you want a handheld experience, buy the Lite. I do not regret it at all. I think Nintendo nailed the Lite version. Also, i bought several grip cases for the Lite and they all seem to hurt my hands more than just using the Lite naked. I just got the official flip case from nintendo a couple of weeks ago and that case is perfect but pricey and makes the system even more comfortable to hold.
It all began when my son got a bad grade on a test. I had possession of his Original Nintendo Switch. I did what any self-respecting parent (who owned the NES as a child) would do... I played it. My son was set to come off punishment days before the release date... so what’s a mom to do?
My 6 year old nephew loves this bc his older brothers have PlayStations and are always leaving him out of playing Fortnite but now he can join in with them and play. A week after Christmas it stopped charging and easily Best By traded it out for a new one. Customer service was a life savior offering me a 2 year warranty, if any accidents occur like him spilling something or cracking the screen, they will fix or replace. And with him being so young with a $200 game, I feel very secure with this purchase. Now I cant get him to put it down.
I also own a Switch, and was surprised to find I actually prefer the Switch Lite a majority of the time. I do use both devices primarily for handheld gaming. After the initial acclimation to the Lite, you really don’t notice that the display is any smaller than the traditional Switch’s display. If you are looking for handheld gaming, this is a solid device!
The “blue” color is actually more of a purple in most lighting, so maybe avoid if you dislike shades of purple.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about family , portability, usability and design. Editors are less positive about reliability and price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
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A:AnswerYes fortnite can be played on the switch lite. There are a few games that won't be playable but most will be. Keep in mind this system is best for a person who mainly plays by themselves or with people who already have a switch. If you want a system for kids to play together in the same room you should consider the regular 299$ switch.
A:AnswerThe Switch Lite has a 5.5 inch screen while the Switch has a 6.2 inch screen. In addition, the joy cons are integrated into the Switch Lite and are not removable. You can add additional Joy cons if you want though. The Switch Lite also lacks a kick stand as well. The biggest lost feature is the Switch Lite can not connected to the TV and it does not include a Dock either. You can only play games on the Switch Lite itself.
Since the joy cons are not removable, it makes replacing them more difficult when experiencing issues and if you need the Joy cons repaired, you are without the system itself. Everything else such as memory card support, internal storage, amiibo, and game support is still supported. Also, one more thing. Due to the recent update of the new Switch revision, the battery life on the new Switch model is better than the Switch Lite as well.
A:AnswerIt can only access YouTube and hulu. Nintendo was focused on making a game console first soi it doesn't have many of the internet features or apps like a phone or tablet. You also can't put movies on the sd card.