Published: Mon, July 15, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Nintendo has unveiled a cheaper version of the Switch gaming console

Nintendo has unveiled a cheaper version of the Switch gaming console

The Nintendo Switch Lite is being marketed a smaller, lighter alternative to the original Nintendo Switch, with a focus on handheld gaming. Earlier than any of the rumors even began, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about how the corporate's ambition was to drive Switch sales to a level of more than one per family. Besides that, the Joy-Con will also be stuck to the console now.

The screen size is 5.5 inches, and its resolution is 1280×720 pixels. It has no kickstand and, as a dedicated handheld gaming device, does not support video output to a TV.

Local pricing and availability is yet to be announced.

Let's start things off by making it clear that the Nintendo Switch Lite is pretty much the same thing as the Nintendo Switch when it comes to hardware.

GameSpot is reporting that, as per the official Nintendo specs for the two systems, the Nintendo Switch Lite actually boasts a longer battery life than the original Switch.

Nintendo have opted to forgo this to offer the cheaper Nintendo Switch Lite.

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The guide price in the United Kingdom is £199, so that's almost £80 cheaper than the standard Switch console .

In the meantime, the existing Switch will be getting an update, if new FCC filings are any indication. Check out our choices for the best games released on the Switch. There's no need to worry, all Switch games carry indications as to if they are playable in portable mode on the physical copies.

Indeed, recent rumours suggested that the Switch Lite would be joined by another new model later this year.

On the plus side, the regular Nintendo Switch will receive a slight hardware upgrade, as Nintendo introduces a new processor and flash storage.

The Switch already has hundreds of games, so many that some are bound to fly under our radar. Recently, we got Cadence of Hyrule, a game that fell right in between those spaces that took a massive franchise like The Legend of Zelda and put it in the hands of a passionate indie developer.

In the end, it's not that big of a deal, and consumers can enjoy playing a vast spectrum of other games that will support the handheld version of the product.

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