Switchlite

The Nintendo Switch Lite has been officially revealed and all is well, but remember the months leading up to its announcement when nearly every other day brought fresh rumours and "leaks" with varying levels of believability? It was a tough time to run a Nintendo site, we can tell you.

Well, as it turns out, one of these "leaks" actually turned out to be real, but no one seemed to believe it at the time. Reddit user Thraxmo has shared the following tweet from @PiranhaCapital, which dates back to 17th April and appeared to show a case for the console. The original replies are full of people doubting the image's validity, as you'd expect.

As you can see, the case bears a striking resemblance to the upcoming console and even features the exact same shade of blue featured on one of the launch models. The tweet notes how the case is the same length as the original Switch with one Joy-Con attached, which also turned out to be correct.

We always advise against fully believing in rumours and leaks, and we would have done exactly the same seeing this image back in April, but it's funny how - every now and then, at least - someone on the internet does actually stumble across a legitimate piece of information ahead of time.

If you're thinking of picking up a Switch Lite, this handy guide should come in useful.

[via twitter.com, reddit.com]