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Nintendo announces $200 Switch Lite

Nintendo makes its hit console, the Switch, more affordable and portable for gamers. Meet the $200 Nintendo Switch Lite, which is $100 cheaper than its big brother.

How does this lighter version differ from the original? First, its controllers are built-in. The Joy-Con controllers aren’t removable, which means you can’t play with your buddies on a single Switch. Moreover, the controllers won’t carry HD Rumble feature and the IR motion sensors. It also doesn’t connect to your TV.

 

To make this iteration more portable, the Lite sports a smaller screen. Instead of the original’s 6.2-inch display, the Lite carries a 5.5-inch screen but still retains the 720p resolution. Now, the gaming console gets lighter at just 245g.

In terms of battery life, the new version lasts longer than the original. According to Nintendo, the Lite lasts from 3-7 hours, compared to the original’s 2.5-6.5 hours.

True to Nintendo’s colorful vibe, the lite version of the handheld is available in yellow, gray, and turquoise.

Switch games with support for handheld will be playable on the Lite. In addition, cross-play between the two consoles is available for compatible games such as Super Mario Maker 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The Switch Lite comes out in September. Nintendo will also release a limited edition Pokémon-themed Switch Lite in November inspired by Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Visit www.nintendo.com/switch/lite to learn more.

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