Did the Switch Lite’s smaller body and color options get you interested in Nintendo’s new console? If so, you can pre-order one of your very own right now.
The Nintendo Switch Lite is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Best Buy. Color options include Yellow, Gray, and Turquoise, and you can also pre-order the special Zacian and Zamazenta Edition of the Switch Lite. No matter which color you choose, your price will be $199.99.
The Yellow, Gray, and Turquoise versions of the Switch Lite will launch on September 20. If you’d rather have the Zacian and Zamazenta Edition with its legendary Pokemon design, you’ll have to wait until November 8 to get your new console.
As its name suggests, the Switch Lite is smaller than the standard Switch. It’s got a 5.5-inch 720p screen, down from the Switch’s 6.2-inch 720p display, and its body is smaller, too. The Switch Lite measures 3.6 inches high (91.4mm) by 8.2 inches long (208.28mm) by 0.55 inches deep (13.97mm) and it weighs 0.61 pounds (276.69 grams). The standard Switch is inches high (101.6mm) by 9.4 inches long (238.76mm) by 0.55 inches deep (13.97mm) and it weighs 0.88 pounds (399.16 grams).
Because it’s meant to be a fully portable console, the Nintendo Switch Lite ditches the removable Joy-Con controllers found on the full-size Switch. It does gain a real d-pad on the left side, though, compared to the Switch’s four button “d-pad”.
Nintendo says that the Switch Lite also gets better battery life than the standard Switch, getting you between 3-7 hours on a single charge compared to the regular Switch’s 2.5-6.5 hours. Other changes made to the Switch Lite include no HD Rumble or IR Motion Camera features, and it also lacks video output to a TV and doesn’t come with an HDMI cable or dock.
The Switch Lite is targeted at consumers who want a smaller, more portable console and longer battery life, as well as parents of kids who don’t necessarily want to pay the full $299.99 on a device for their children. If you want the versatility of being able to play your switch on the go or on your big TV, the regular Switch is for you. But if you spent most of your time on the go and are willing to make a couple sacrifices for a smaller device with better battery life, the Switch Lite could be a good fit.
Are you going to pre-order a Switch Lite? If so, which color are you getting?