Nintendo announces smaller, cheaper new Switch console


Nintendo Switch Lite has gone a slightly better battery life than the standard Switch. But the reveal also left us with plenty of questions about some of its technical capabilities. The Nintendo Switch Pro could be nothing more than an external GPU dock taking care of some of the heavy lifting. What that means for the final game is anyone's guess at this point, as it still has more than a month and a half to change before release. The big draw here is the ability to play NES games, while any masochists will also get access to Nintendo's uniquely very bad smartphone app too. More information can be found at [official Nintendo page]. Be sure to also check out our Switch Lite pre-order guide. "Nintendo recommends using officially licensed accessories". This special silver edition of the Nintendo Switch Mini features the two Legendary Pokemon from Pokemon Sword and Shield on the back. The Switch Lite has been classified as a handheld only console. For example, the Switch Lite has a longer battery life than the Switch, but it only displays games at a maximum of 720p resolution.

In the meantime, the existing Switch will be getting an update, if new FCC filings are any indication.

Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch Lite does not work with the dock.

The Switch Lite is dedicated for handheld only play, so it is more compact and light than the regular Switch, making it easier to take with you wherever you go.

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You can buy the base model with two Thunderbolt 3 ports directly from Apple for $1,300 and $1,500 depending on the configuration. It also now features the TouchBar navigation panel, Touch ID, True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip .

For Nintendo Labo: Robot Kit and Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit, consumers can play them by separately pairing Joy-Con controllers.

Knowing that the Nintendo Switch Lite doesn't support that, that's a huge bummer for some of the fans and anticipators of the product.

You'll be able to play multiplayer games like Splatoon 2 with friends regardless of which Switch model you're using - although a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online is required.

The new Switch is called the Switch Lite, and it's basically a variant of the Nintendo Switch dedicated to handheld gaming, using much the same internal hardware, but changing the external design a little.