Finally, Nintendo has made public the official date on which the new Nintendo Switch Lite console will be released. The console will be available on September 20 2019 and will be much cheaper than the original version.
According to Nintendo, the new console will be designed to play exclusively in portable mode, therefore, it won’t be possible to connect it to a TV as the Joy-cons are fixed to the screen. This means that the console is only compatible with the Nintendo Switch games that can be played in portable mode (the majority).
As for the exterior design, it will have notable differences from the original. Its size is smaller and compact and will be available in three colours (yellow, grey and turquoise). Its screen will also be somewhat smaller, but it will remain an LCD with spectacular resolution, which is something it has in common with its predecessor.
In addition, it will be lighter than the original Switch which, together with the Joy-cons, weighs 400g. The new, smaller console will weigh around 270g.
The Switch Lite will have 32 GB of internal memory, the same as the original, although we can only use 26GB to store content. However, we can increase its storage capabilities by adding a microSD card.
According to Nintendo, there are no more notable differences or features that affect may the way we play. The battery performance, despite being a smaller console, is the same and so are the connectivity via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It is also compatible with previously launched add-ons such as Switch Pro or Poké Ball.
This innovative console will be, as we mentioned above, much cheaper than the original thanks to those small details that make it stand out. In the United States, it will be sold for $200 from September, 20. Unfortunately, we still don’t have information about its launch and price in our country.