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BruceCM

That's why you tagged me, @BlueOcean .... ?

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Ralizah

@Tasuki Because "Nintendo Switch" is a recognizable brand, and it still plays all of the same games. Calling it something else will inevitably just confuse people.

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BlueOcean

@BruceCM Because you meddled with an answer that didn't belong!

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BruceCM

Lols .... Hopefully, all clearer now

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Agriculture

Has there been any official word on if this console has bluetooth and supports pro controllers and joycons?

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I think I was mentioned in the introduction video.

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SepticLemon

Hey peeps, I saw this video earlier on today, and with all this talk about a portable only Switch I do need to point something out that I'm surprised no one has pointed out.

In the reveal video, they show off the Lite in many different angles, showing off the back and the bottom too. That's when I noticed these...

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I noticed, in the first image showing the back of the system, that it has the same square groove adjacent to the USB-C port at the bottom of the system. That square groove is use on the, Flagship, Switch so that the system can only go in one way into the dock, preventing users from docking the system back-to-front. The reason why Nintendo did this for the, Flagship, Switch is for better air circulation to get rid of heat, as there's a hole inside the dock where the Switch can exhaust hot air into and away from the system.

In the second image, it shows to two little round notches where a pair of plastic pins inside the dock mate into to prevent the system from coming out if jolted.

So you might ask me, "Septic, what are you on about here?!" Well, I think that even though Nintendo right now is saying that the Switch Lite is a portable only system, there might be a, Lite Dock, in the future. After all, Nintendo did say in the video that the system is compatible with wireless controllers, and specified that the only way to play 1-2 Switch on the System is to play it with seperate Joycon controllers. But looking at the design of the system, and the fact that the only real difference in specs is mainly the size of the screen, there isn't a real reason why Nintendo won't make a dock for the Lite seeing as the notches and the air vents are pretty much in the same place.

What I'm going to predict is that Nintendo will eventually release a Lite Dock for Lite users. That dock will also come with a pair of Joycon controllers and the Lite Dock will have joycon rails on the side to charge the Joycon controllers up when the user is playing with the Switch Lite in portable mode. It's just that I'm going to assume they'll deliberately delay the Switch Lite Dock so that they can treat the system as if it's a cheaper option for consumers. The release it later on to give said consumers a change to upgrade their system to be able to play on a TV later on rather than having the customer to go out and get a Flagship Switch, making their Lite redundant.

Simply put, that's my two cents!

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Ralizah

@Agriculture Yeah, it still does that. Which means, with a set of joycons/pro controller and a tablet stand you should still be able to replicate tabletop mode easily enough.

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Mondos

@SepticLemon Completely agree, I noticed the back notch too and thought the same thing!

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Agriculture

BlueOcean wrote:

@Agriculture Yes it does. Bluetooth and NFC are built in.

So basically Nintendo just decided that Mario Party won't work in this console even though it could?

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1UP_MARIO

@Agriculture Mario party will work as will 1-2 switch. You just need additional joycons

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1UP_MARIO wrote:

@Agriculture Mario party will work as will 1-2 switch. You just need additional joycons

An a charging device for charging them like a charging grip.

@SepticLemon It could be. The design seems to foresee an attachment.

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Octane

Ralizah wrote:

Tasuki Because "Nintendo Switch" is a recognizable brand, and it still plays all of the same games. Calling it something else will inevitably just confuse people.

Perfect excuse to call it the ''Nintendo Swatch''.

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Krazzar

@SepticLemon Could also be a slot as a reference point for future Lite LABO Kits. The Switch Lite has an estimated 4-6 hour battery life while the Switch is 2 hours. My guess is the video output assembly has been removed or disabled to save power. With the Switch, it would always be powered to detect a video output signal. I don't think Nintendo would be so stupid as to say it can't do video output and have it actually work with a $10 third-party adapter. If Nintendo says it doesn't do video output they made it so it doesn't do video output.

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BlueOcean

@Krazzar That also could be, you mean that the USB-C would be power-only.

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BlueOcean

@Tasuki Wii U was a great name. Switch name should have been Wii U 2 (we you too). And Switch Lite name should have been Wii U 2 3.

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SepticLemon

@Krazzar It could be locked out with software. After all there's not a huge difference in specs apart from a smaller screen and slightly better battery life. Speaking of battery life, I don't think that the added 30 mins of life is made because the system doesn't have video out, after all, the Switch is charged in the dock anyway. I think the additional 30 minutes of life is due to the fact that the system isn't having to act as a charger for the Joycons when attached. But then again, with that theory, I wonder if a Switch can last longer in Tabletop mode; but then again it would have to use bluetooth for controllers, which is typically power hungry anyway.

If Nintendo REALLY wanted this to be portable only, they wouldn't have bothered to put the dock notches on the Lite. Plus, I haven't seen Labo kits use the dock notches, than again, I only own the VR kit, and that surround the console, rather than sitting the console into a piano ToyCon. So maybe the Piano has something that goes into the notch, I don't know, but even if it does, it would be too wide to fit into the piano due to non removable controls. Which is why I predicting that Nintendo is ditching the idea of future Labo kits.

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@BlueOcean IMO, the WiiU should've been called the DS-TV, as it was two screens, one of which is a TV. The DS name would've made the system better.

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