Nintendo have officially revealed the long-rumoured Nintendo Switch Lite, a cheaper alternative to the regular Nintendo Switch that focuses purely on handheld play. It’ll launch on September 20th for $199.99, and you can check out the official reveal trailer below.
As mentioned, the Nintendo Switch Lite is dedicated to handheld play, which means there’s no option to dock your Switch to play on the TV. There are no detachable Joy-Cons either, and there’s no IR Motion Camera and HD Rumble, meaning you’ll have to purchase separate Joy-Cons if you want to play games like 1-2-Switch. There’s no Labo support either, but it’s a budget option after all.
On a more positive note, the Lite version had a new d-pad that replaces the weird buttons that the regular Joy-Con sports. The Lite also has a longer battery life, and comes in Yellow, Grey and Turquoise. Nintendo have also revealed that they’ll be releasing a special edition version of the Switch Lite to coincide with the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, which will launch on November 8th, one week before the game’s launch on November 15th.