Nintendo recently launched Nintendo Switch Lite, a device designed specifically to play Nintendo Switch games in handheld mode. The Nintendo Switch Lite system was released Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 and is available in three different colors: yellow, gray and turquoise. All three colors are now available for purchase at various retailers, including Amazon and Target for $199.99 each. Nintendo has also revealed a special flip cover with a screen protector, which can be purchased via the company’s Japanese online store for 3,758 yen. It is now being shipped to customers as of November 1.
Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the flagship version of Nintendo Switch. It has no kickstand and, as a dedicated handheld gaming device, does not support video output to a TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock or HDMI cable. For a full list of the differences between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/compare.
The new device can play all games in the robust Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode, although some games will have restrictions. Compatible game modes will be listed on the back of game packaging and in Nintendo eShop. Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite owners can get together to enjoy compatible titles like Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, Pokkén Tournament DX, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword and Shield.