Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Switch this morning named Nintendo Switch Lite. The console will be more of an entry-level addition to the Switch hardware by removing some features for portability.
In a video presentation, Nintendo showed off the Nintendo Switch Lite, which is set to release in stores on September 30 in three different colors at launch, Grey, Yellow, and Turquoise, starting at $199.99. Yes, that’s right, the Switch Lite will feature Nintendo’s age-old concept of releasing different colors of their consoles which makes hardcore fans feel the need to purchase all of them.
The console itself will feature a game card slot for physical Switch games as well as a microSD card slot to upgrade the console’s storage. The console will have 32 GB of internal storage, but 6.2 GB will be used for the system. Additionally, the controller inputs have been adjusted with the direction buttons being turned into a +Control Pad.
However, the Joy-con will not be able to be removed from the unit and it serves as a mobile-only device. This makes sense given that the Nintendo 3DS is on its way out, but Nintendo still wants to fill that mobile space for console handhelds. What this also means is that players can play games which require Joy-con controllers, such as 1 2 Switch.
Nintendo released a trailer to explain all the changes and have also included the specifics of the console on its website.
You can watch the new video presentation below:
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