Nintendo Switch Lite CONFIRMED: Brand new handheld revealed in surprise announcement

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Nintendo claims it made a decision to go with a mobile-centric console based on the way Switch owners preferred to use their consoles on the go.

I suspect the D-Pad was added largely to mirror the 3DS' profile - again, 3DS fans being the Switch Lite's primary market - but I like to think it was partly because someone at Nintendo saw all those posts about players modding D-Pads onto their Joy-Cons. It can only display resolutions up to 720p, given that it is a handheld only device and does not have a docked mode unlike in the original, that can display up to 1080p. It plays all the same games, but it's not a replacement for the OG Switch.

The Japanese company says the new device - which is oddly reminiscent of the Wii U - will launch on September 20 with a suggested retail price of $199. For example, Mario Tennis Aces' Swing Mode, which allows you to play with motion controls, can not be played unless you connect a Joy-Con controller.

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Nintendo told The Verge there aren't any performance differences between the Switch and Switch Lite, and you can use the same accessories for both of them, including the Joy-Con controllers, Switch Pro Controller, and the Poke Ball Plus. The Switch Lite can't properly play offline multiplayer in Mario Kart 8, removes the second-player Cappy in Super Mario Odyssey, takes out most of the multiplayer fun in Super Smash Bros. According to Nintendo, you can expect to be able to power through four hours of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before you'll need to find a charger, compared to three hours on the original, pricier Nintendo Switch. The 5.5-inch screen is slightly smaller, the battery life is slightly longer, and the Joy-Con controllers are built into the device rather than being detachable. On top of that, other small features like the IR Motion Camera and HD Rumble have been removed as well.

The Switch Lite also doesn't have a kickstand, so it can't be used in tabletop mode either. They created a system that launched $100 cheaper than the magic $399 launch price with games that marvel us and capture the imagination even with hardware specs below what PS4 and Xbox One offered in 2013.