After months of rumors and dozens of leaks discussed on the internet, Nintendo went on ahead and finally announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. As many predicted, this is a Switch model that's dedicated to handheld gaming and won't have a number of features that are in the original. On the other hand, it is also $100 cheaper and is much sleeker so it will be easier to carry around.
The Switch Lite comes in three colors; Yellow, Grey, and Turquoise. There is also a special Pokemon Sword & Shield edition of the console, which will be white and have designs of the legendaries from both games. It will be priced at $199, which is $100 off the original price and should gain interest from those that only want a handheld gaming device from Nintendo.
It does have some drawbacks, however. With an emphasis on handheld gaming, the Switch Lite will not have a dock, nor will it be compatible with the one for regular Switch models. It also won't have motion controls since the joy-cons/controllers can't be separated, further amplifying the handheld nature of this model.
Games with handheld capability can be played on the model, so popular titles like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more will be playable on the console. While there aren't too many games that can only be played on docked mode, this does make multiplayer sessions more complicated since players will have to buy two separate joy-cons.
Fans will be able to buy the Nintendo Switch Lite this coming September.