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. 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.
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Optimized for personal, handheld play, Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system
Enjoy a great handheld experience of Nintendo Switch™
Features a sleek, unibody design with fully integrated controls and a built-in +Control Pad
Compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch™ games that support handheld mode
Link up to eight Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems together to play multiplayer games anywhere
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.
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?
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You may be on the fence about what version of the Nintendo Switch to pick up. If you play mostly on the TV, the regular model Nintendo Switch may be your best choice. But if you typically play most of the time in handheld only mode, the Nintendo Switch Lite may be just the right fit for you.
Let me be honest and tell you that I have both models, the regular model as well as the lite model at the current time and actually prefer to use the lite more. Not only is it more comfortable to use in handheld mode given that it is one piece, but the overall build quality is much better as well. Of course the regular model of the Switch is more versatile in the way you can change the joycons to suit your mood at the time or add a traditional D-Pad for old school gaming.
The lite on the other hand already has its controller permanently attached to the unit which makes it feel more stable and secure when playing in handheld mode, but is also has a traditional D-Pad built in which is different from the the four quadrant design of the regular model Switch joycon design.
I really like the turquoise color of this system and it reminds me of earlier handheld consoles like the Gameboy Color and SP models that I used to play in my younger days.
Just think about how you typically play games like this and whether the TV functionality of the regular model is something you would use on a regular basis, or do you play your games handheld all the time. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to have both models either.
I wanted to pick up a Lite even though I owned a full Switch, hoping it would be a bit more portable. Thankfully it is! Even with a small case (I use a TomTom case), it’s much smaller. What’s most noticeable is how much lighter it is. The screen is smaller obviously and the buttons are different than Joy-Cons (they’re squishy not clicky) so keep that in mind.
I ordered this a little less than a month ago, and I received it in a week. I am absolutely 100% satisfied with it! I play Animal Crossing New Horizons on it every single day, and I can also watch YouTube or Hulu on it if I want a break from ACNH. I get about 4-5 hours of continuous gameplay on a charge, so it lasts a good while. So happy I was able to get one!
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, design, portability and size. Editors are less positive about game selection 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 76/100 = Good 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: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.