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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 16737 reviews

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Color

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for new users

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I highly recommend this even if you're just a casual gamer like me. I never got to own my own gaming system before and this one is so user friendly! It's size and weight are perfect and I love the color, too :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is a wonderful console. I do kind of wish I bought the pink one instead, though! It's portable and easy to use for small hands. It's also more affordable than the other models. I have a regular Switch with a cracked screen, so I can always use that one in the dock to game on the TV, but I prefer to use this one for the mobility.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Road Trip Friendly

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    So excited I purchased this! I bought this because I was going on a 12 hr roadtrip and Im glad I did! Easy to pack and travel with, my girlfriend ended playing it also and says " It's our Switch". Best purchase I've made, more should do the same!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great handheld system

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    A great purchased the switch lite to be able to play with my son. He wanted me to play his games with him, so I took the opportunity to bond with him over some fun games. Great purchase. Even better being a dad and a gamer with not so much to play games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Made my kids Christmas wishes come true

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I purchased two Nitendo switches for my two older children for Christmas and they loved them so much. I am very happy that I was able to purchase my children’s Nitendo switches from Best Buy. Hopefully I can order myself one soon because watching my kids playing makes me want one. I am so glad I was able to get my kids their dream Nitendo Lites.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo switch

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Hey picking up this Nintendo switch was very easy and quick for online and pick up in the store.. I purchased the switch for my daughter and it has been the greatest experience so far. It easily connects to the internet, I can easily purchase and download games. The switch holds a great charge all-day and overnight. I’m very satisfied with my purchased…

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Portable

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Had to do a Repair

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought 2 of these in February 2023. One was faulty and would not hold a charge long. I did the repair through Nintendo which was still covered under warranty. Other than that my nephews love them and they fit better in the hand of children than the full size or oled switch. Game selection is good for younger audiences and battery life is decent.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim and Solid

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This new switch lite is an amazing new console Perfect for gaming on the go. slimmer, less expensive version of the standard Switch and one of the best handheld game systems to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great travel companion

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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 -no kickstand -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 -$100 cheaper 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 would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Color
    Cons mentioned:
    Storage

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    love it

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    cute color, very light, does everything i need it to. only complaint is that the device storage is very low, but you can easily purchase an external memory card which fixes this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A perfect little system!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Color, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Blurple Is My Favorite Color

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    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 would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great handheld option!!!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I've had my switch lite since they came out, so i got 3 more for my kids ( so i dont have to hear them fight) I like it as my handheld option and never had any issues with it. The switch lite is great for Nintendo first party games and plenty of indys on the cheap, battery life is dismal however any portable cell phone battery charger can extend the battery life. Nintendo's market place is a bit hard to navigate and there is no reviews so you have to research the games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST DECISION EVER!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I’ve been wanting one so bad and finally caved and bought it! Best decision by far! The Garrick’s are amazing and I love that it’s tough screw! I can now play all my favorite games anywhere!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect birthday present

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought this Nintendo Switch as a birthday present for my girlfriend, she absolutely loved it. It is very light and portable and you can play hundreds, if not even thousands, of old generation Nintendo devices or the latest ones just released. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to travel with

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love the Nintendo switch lite easy to travel with and pick up and play

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo Switch Lite - Grey review by LakituBros

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Going on vacation? If your taking the family You might need to stop by Best Buy for something to keep the kids busy - like the Nintendo Switch Lite! Lightweight and small size makes the Switch Lite the easiest way to play on-the-go. Shhhh! Keep it a secret while you play your favorite Nintendo Switch games in this inconspicuous dark grey color option and without lugging the size of the original. I always refer to the Lite when we I am out of the house; With its smaller size and more portable than the original - at nearly half the weight - makes carrying everything else so much easier. It’s the first thing I reach for before heading out. Plus the thing just feels right in the hands. If you don’t have one, get one! There’s was no question whether to buy it; we’ll worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Color, Portable, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great switch for kids

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I got this switch lite for my daughter as a graduation present and she loves it! The size, the color, the game selection is great for her! She really loves it! For kids it’s $100 less than the regular one that we have at hone and it’s more portable! easy recommendation for parents with a switch in their house already! We also got clubhouse games with it which is perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Little Console

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love my Nintendo Switch Lite! My OLED model stays primarily connected to my TV, so when I’m kicking back in my recliner I’ll grab my Switch Lite and use it for some awesome handheld gaming. It also is easy to transport on trips. A very sweet machine!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome little device!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Absolutely love the look and feel of this Nintendo switch lite, Well built and quality feel in the hands. Battery life is way better than the original switch and much more firm feeling. Definitely worth the price tag and great job, Nintendo!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about family , portability, usability and design. Editors are less positive about price and reliability. 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 86/100 = Very good quality.
  • CNETRating, 4.1 out of 5Scott Stein on June 6, 2020

    Nintendo Switch Lite review: The only Switch you can buy right now is a study in compromiseRevisiting Nintendo's $200 handheld after months in lockdown.

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  • TechRadarRating, 4.5 out of 5Vic Hood on September 20, 2019

    Nintendo Switch Lite reviewWe're impressed with Nintendo's compact alternative to its hybrid console. Here's our Switch Lite review.

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  • EngadgetRating, 4.5 out of 5September 19, 2019

    Switch Lite review: The best way to play on the goThe Switch Lite is all about portable gaming, and it shows. It's lighter, more nimble and easier to play just about anywhere. It's the ideal option if you never plan to game on your TV. And for existing Switch owners, it's a compelling secondary

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  • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Michael Andronico on May 21, 2021

    Nintendo Switch Lite reviewThe Nintendo Switch Lite takes an already impressive console and makes it cheaper at the expense of some veratility.

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  • T3Rating, 4 out of 5Robert Jones on November 13, 2019

    Nintendo Switch Lite review: back to the futureDoes a Nintendo Switch that doesn't switch make sense? Read T3's official Nintendo Switch Lite review now to find out

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  • CreativeBloqRating, 4.5 out of 5Jess Weatherbed on November 17, 2021

    Nintendo Switch Lite reviewFor gaming on the go, the Nintendo Switch Lite is often a preferable console to its larger sibling.

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  • Expert ReviewsRating, 5 out of 5December 9, 2019

    Nintendo Switch Lite review: Switching up the formulaThe Switch that doesn't switch is Nintendo's best handheld yet

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  • SlashGearEric Abent on October 8, 2019

    Nintendo Switch Lite review: How it stacks up to the standard SwitchThe Switch Lite is something that most of us probably assumed was inevitable. Nintendo loves to iterate on its consoles with new models - handhelds especially - so a hardware revision for the Switch is something that was bound to happen. Now that

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