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Octane

So the Nintendo Switch Lite just got announced. It doesn't actually look that much smaller.

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TuVictus

Once they do a special edition with some cool design, I'll probably get one, but to me it looks mostly the same as the Switch, but of course with less features. What was the price, if it was announced?

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BlueOcean

Now those that said "I won't believe it because Nintendo has not announced it" can change their mind. Nintendo always lies until the revision is ready to launch!

BlueOcean

Zuljaras

The best thing is that it is with the same parameters as the current Switch. Except the display which is smaller.

Normal Switch - 6.2 inch
Lite Switch - 5.5 inch

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BlueOcean

Just the D-pad makes it better for me, the smaller screen means higher pixel density too.

BlueOcean

Magician

My only concern is the continued use of the joy-con analog stick. Once either of the Switch Lite analog sticks get the "drifting" issue you'll have to purchase a whole new console rather than just having to replace the joy-con. Everything else looks good. It appears to be a degree smaller than the stock Switch, the addition of the d-pad, the enlarged face buttons, etc.

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Zuljaras

@Magician That makes me thing that there will be an official joycon with the new Dpad?

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Magician

Zuljaras wrote:

@Magician That makes me thing that there will be an official joycon with the new Dpad?

I don't want to say, "no". But I honestly doubt it. Nintendo will leave that to third party accessories makers.

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Magician

Another question.

Now that the kickstand is gone, where's the microSD card slot?

Edit: I assume there'll be a removable access on the bottom just like the cartridge slot.

Edit..again: Yeah, just below the right analog stick is a removable access for the microSD card.

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Zuljaras

@Magician I think I saw it at the bottom corner. The SD slot I mean. It is with a protector/little gate like the DSi XL and the New 2DS XL cartridge slot.

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BruceCM

Looks great... Not compatible with dock, so only for handheld play, like I thought If my current Switch wears out, I might get 1 of those

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BlueOcean

@Octane It is considerably smaller, normal is 23.9x10.2 cm and Lite is 20.8x9.1cm; it's also much lighter, Normal is 398g and Lite is 275g.

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Heavyarms55

Unless the internals of this device are completely different, I can't think of a legitimate reason to remove the TV functionality. And if the internal components are the same, then that means the TV functionality has been arbitrarily removed. Again, no legitimate reason.

I could understand not shipping with a dock to cut costs, but why not retain the feature so people who want to buy a dock later, or already have one, can still use it?

My best guess is that Nintendo thought "If we keep the functionality then people would have to buy both a controller and a dock and that would be too much, when the current model already comes with both." But that's such a dumb reason to cut such a major feature!

I consider this choice in line with Apple ditching the headphone jack. Totally unnecessary. Unless the Lite actually does have entirely reworked or even entirely different internal components. But I would be shocked if that were the case.

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BlueOcean

The Lite could perfectly have an HDMI out port if Nintendo wanted to and, no, it's not expensive.

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Harmonie

A cheaper option for people who don't already own one, so that's nice for those people. However, the original Switch is perfectly comfortable in handheld mode IMO, so I see no compelling reason to want one of these myself.

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SwitchForce

BlueOcean wrote:

The Lite could perfectly have an HDMI out port if Nintendo wanted to and, no, it's not expensive.

If you look closely at the video Demo the charging port looks like it's in the same place as the Big Brother so you have to wonder will this work on the Dock? Or something from Skull&Co that you can use to dock it?

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Buizel

Harmonie wrote:

A cheaper option for people who don't already own one, so that's nice for those people. However, the original Switch is perfectly comfortable in handheld mode IMO, so I see no compelling reason to want one of these myself.

My exact feelings.

As someone who plays both handheld and on TV, this device simply isn't for me. I'm also a little disappointed that it doesn't output via HDMI, despite lack of dock compatibility.

That said, I love the design of the thing. The yellow and turquoise are really giving off Gameboy Pocket/Color vibes for me.

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