There are only two types of people who should buy Nintendo's new $200 Switch Lite
- Nintendo on Wednesday unveiled the "Switch Lite," a $200 version of the Switch that's designed for handheld play only.
- While it's $100 cheaper than the traditional Nintendo Switch, it's only a smart purchase for two types of people: parents, and very young kids.
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Nintendo has a new addition to the Switch family. But it's not for everyone.
The Nintendo Switch Lite is $100 cheaper than the traditional Nintendo Switch, but it also comes with lots of trade-offs compared to the original console.The main difference is the Switch Lite cannot be played on a television; it is a handheld console only. Even its two controllers, one on each side of its display, cannot be removed like the traditional Nintendo Switch.
It is also a smaller game console. Having less weight to haul around is a good thing since it's designed to be portable only, but the screen is also smaller compared to the original Switch - 5.5 inches, compared to 6.2 inches on the standard Switch.
With this in mind, the new Switch Lite is really geared towards two audiences: parents, and young children.