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Nintendo Switch Lite Arrives This Year

It’s finally time for that heavily rumored announcement: the Nintendo Switch Lite is real and it’s coming in 2019. Nintendo revealed the news today through Twitter, giving a release date of September 20, 2019. The new version of the popular console will be available for $199.99 when it releases in the fall. There are some features that have been left out, which is why the price is significantly lower than the standard console.

Nintendo Switch Lite with Zelda

Nintendo Switch Lite Functionality

 

The Nintendo Switch Lite will play the entirety of the Switch game catalog, but you’ll need a pair of Joy-Cons for motion-sensitive games. In addition, the Lite won’t be able to work in TV mode or Tabletop mode, being relegated to Handheld mode only. Nintendo has designed this version of the Switch for portable play, which may be a sign of them ditching their two-console policy that they’ve had for decades.

Nintendo could still potentially reveal a second console in the coming months but that’s looking less likely. This may be the first generation in a while with only one Nintendo console. This means that the company will also have more resources to pour into the Nintendo Switch, which means that we could potentially see a lot more Nintendo games.

You can check out the video below for a look at the new Nintendo console.

There are three standard Nintendo Switch Lite colors you can pick from when the console launches: yellow, gray, and turquoise. It’s interesting that Nintendo didn’t announce this news back at their Nintendo Direct during E3 2019; it’s a further indicator that E3 isn’t as important for publishers as it once was. It will be interesting to see how this console affects the video game market after it’s out. Are you picking up this new version of the Switch? Let us know what your plans are down in the comments!

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