Nintendo just announced a less expensive, new version of the wildly popular Nintendo Switch - and it arrives in September for $200
- Nintendo plans to release a new version of its wildly popular Nintendo Switch console this September.
- The new version of the Switch is called the Nintendo Switch Lite, and it costs just $200 - but that's because it's a slightly more limited version of the current Switch.
- Instead of operating as both a handheld and a home game console, the Switch Lite is a dedicated portable console. It's also missing a few of the bells and whistles in the current Switch console's gamepads.
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Nintendo plans to release a new version of its wildly popular Nintendo Switch console on September 20, and it's just $200 - a $100 price reduction from the existing Switch.Nintendo announced the new console on Wednesday morning after months of rumors.
It comes in three colors: Yellow, grey, and turquoise.
More than just a less expensive version of the Switch, the Switch Lite is intended to replace Nintendo's 3DS as the go-to portable game console from Nintendo.It runs all existing Nintendo Switch games - as long as the game functions in "handheld mode," which the vast majority of Switch games support.There are some more subtle differences between the Switch Lite and the standard Switch: The d-pad is a cross instead of buttons, the Joy-Con controllers are attached, and the screen is a bit smaller.
Check out the full introduction video for the Switch Lite right here:
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