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Official Nintendo Page

Nintendo Switch Lite is a smaller, cheaper Switch built exclusively for handheld play

Everything we know about the Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo announces a $199 Switch Lite handheld video game system

Nintendo’s Switch Lite doesn’t have to switch to be a success

The Nintendo Switch Lite Has Sealed The 3DS's Coffin

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In another thread, someone mentioned that this was the same price as a DS (or the latest 2DS?). It's nice to have choices cool
 
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It looks to be the price of the 3DS.
 
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AFAIK, this Switch Lite appears to be a "poor man's Switch". Probably be more geared towards kids. And Adults who don't spend much time at home, don't have a TV anyways, or do have one but use it for something else. Also better geared for handheld mode.

I think it would've been nice to have "table mode", but I guess that would've been too costly since this unit's smaller size would mean the Joy Cons wouldn't be compatible with "Switch classic".


Me... *if* I had to get a Switch, I'd definitely spring for a "classic". Still have a TV I could and wouldn't mind docking to.

Also, does anybody who what percentage of games are TV mode only vs. handheld only, vs. compatible with both? If hard figures aren't available, that's fine, but I'm wondering if there indeed quite a few of them, as opposed to just some "outliers".
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Zero interest in this device. Much more interested in a better Hardware-version of the Switch, which is still pretty underwhelming, power-wise. shake
 
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wytefang wrote:
which is still pretty underwhelming, power-wise. shake


This is the market Nintendo has intentionally gone after. There isn't enough room for three manufacturers all going after the hard core gamer.
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I wouldn't be so sure about that.
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wytefang wrote:
I wouldn't be so sure about that.
Seems to be working out. Why join in the fray when Nintendo can carve their own market, and let Sony and Microsoft claw at each other?
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I agree. The latest Xbox and the latest PlayStation are practically identical in all the ways that matter. The only things they have to compete on are price and exclusives. What would a third company in that market possibly have to offer?
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I agree. The latest Xbox and the latest PlayStation are practically identical in all the ways that matter. The only things they have to compete on are price and exclusives. What would a third company in that market possibly have to offer?
Different OS and interfaces FWIW, there are some tie-ins with Xbox and Windows gaming. Ditto for Playstation and their PSP lines


FWIW, the converse has been applied... after the Wii got established, both PS and Xbox tried to get in on motion control, albeit in different ways. PS Move and Kinect respectively. They had some unique and memorable games, but IIRC, they didn't do THAT well. Seemed to be more of "afterthought markets".

Ditto with PSP vs. the DS. I figured the DS would still do great, but I honestly did think the PSP would win out. Turned out, PSP and PSP Vita ended up being short lived. The arguments from camp PSP said that even its larger screen was more screen real estate than the DS 2 screens, but.. it seems kids become enamored with its "two screens". That, and kids tend to break stuff much more, so the DS' lower price point surely helped with that.
 
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I waiting for a switch thats just a home console.
 
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I think I've played my Switch docked maybe twice. I like this new addition to the lineup.
 
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ackmondual wrote:
Peristarkawan wrote:
I agree. The latest Xbox and the latest PlayStation are practically identical in all the ways that matter. The only things they have to compete on are price and exclusives. What would a third company in that market possibly have to offer?
Different OS and interfaces FWIW, there are some tie-ins with Xbox and Windows gaming. Ditto for Playstation and their PSP lines


FWIW, the converse has been applied... after the Wii got established, both PS and Xbox tried to get in on motion control, albeit in different ways. PS Move and Kinect respectively. They had some unique and memorable games, but IIRC, they didn't do THAT well. Seemed to be more of "afterthought markets".

Ditto with PSP vs. the DS. I figured the DS would still do great, but I honestly did think the PSP would win out. Turned out, PSP and PSP Vita ended up being short lived. The arguments from camp PSP said that even its larger screen was more screen real estate than the DS 2 screens, but.. it seems kids become enamored with its "two screens". That, and kids tend to break stuff much more, so the DS' lower price point surely helped with that.
I'd probably also add that the DS using cartridges with far fewer moving parts and better load times probably helped a bit too - I have both and like them both but the DS just works better. My PSP still works but the disc holder is a little loose and load times even on simple games seem to have gone up as time goes on. Meanwhile my original DS Lite lasted until last year or so when I finally got a 3DS.
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Engadget is reporting that a new revision of the Switch hardware will have 4.5 - 9 hours battery life. So the graphic in the first post needs to be updated: Switch Lite will have longer battery life than the current base model, but still shorter than the new revision which will be sold at the same price as the current revision.
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frumpish wrote:
wytefang wrote:
which is still pretty underwhelming, power-wise. shake


This is the market Nintendo has intentionally gone after. There isn't enough room for three manufacturers all going after the hard core gamer.
Also forgot to mention that Nintendo gear doesn't need THAT MUCH power. Too much and they'd have to charge extra for it. They just need enough that they could handle a decent amount of 3rd party games. The Wii lacked that power (many 3rd party devs painfully had to skip porting to it), but the Wii U did. AFAIK, the Switch is at a sufficient level.
 
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