A New Addition to the Nintendo Switch Family, Nintendo Switch Lite is Compact and Lightweight, Making it Easy to Take on the Go
REDMOND, Wash .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –In a video today, Nintendo introduced Nintendo Switch Lite, a device designed specifically to play Nintendo Switch games in handheld mode. The Nintendo Switch Lite system launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $ 199.99 and will be available in three different colors: yellow, gray and turquoise. Nintendo Switch Lite will also be available.
"Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options," said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. "Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games."
The Nintendo Switching flagship launched on March 2017 and offers three different play modes: playing on TV mode by placing the system into a Nintendo Switch dock, playing cooperatively or competitively in tabletop mode by sharing Joy-With controllers and playing in handheld mode. The system comes with either Gray Joy-With controllers or Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con controllers.
Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the flagship version of Nintendo Switch. It has no kickstand and, as a dedicated handheld gaming device, does not support video output to TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock or HDMI cable. For a full list of differences between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/compare.
The new device can play all games in the robust Nintendo switch library that supports handheld mode *, although some games will have restrictions. Compatible game modes will be listed on the back of game packaging and at Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite owners can get together to enjoy compatible multiplayer titles like Super Mario Maker 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate together via Nintendo Switch Online ** or local wireless multiplayer ***.
For additional information about Nintendo Switch Lite, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/lite/.
* For games that support tabletop mode, players can wirelessly connect Joy-Con controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. Joy-Con controllers, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip
** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*** Additional systems and software required.
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