By Gabriel Pe
Nintendo announced that it will be releasing the younger brother of its flagship console, the Nintendo Switch Lite.
The new Switch Lite will be Nintendo’s handheld-only version of the Switch. This means that there will be no TV mount or detachable Joy-con controllers. Nintendo also removed the IR camera from the new console. It means that there will be no motion- or gesture-controlled games.
The Switch lite has a smaller 5.5-inch screen but all of the buttons are the same except for a new + d-pad (finally!) on the left of the console. According to Nintendo, the Switch Lite also has a battery life of 3-7 hours.
Despite the shortcomings, the lite version seems like a great deal since it can play almost all of Nintendo’s current repertoire of titles provided it has a handheld mode. For the list of titles, you can check Nintendo’s website for a complete list.
The Switch Lite will go on sale in the United States starting Sept. 20 and will retail at $200 or about PHP 10,259. There’s no word yet on local pricing. It will come in three colors, yellow, gray, and turquoise.