Nintendo Switch Lite Announced

Magma

Needs double knee surgery
Diamond City Leader
Coins
24,901
Username Change
User Name Style Change
So here's one of the rumored new versions of the Switch finally announced. Any thoughts? I already have a Switch so I have no need for this but I do like the idea of a stripped down Switch for handheld play only. However, it seems a little too stripped down and for its price seems kind of a bad deal.
 

Spearman

just playin through Wario Land
Coins
0
Personally, I think a cheap alternative to the switch to allow more people to play is a really good idea. It's $100 cheaper, but you lose TV compatibility and HD rumble, but also gain longer battery life. Most switch games can run in handheld mode too, so you're not losing too much software. (To compare prices, a New 3DS XL at Walmart costs $208, while the Switch Lite costs $200)

Although, I already have a switch as well, so I don't really want it either.
 

The 3rd Wario Brother

Worlds greatest treasure hunter.
Diamond City Insider
Coins
18,092
Lovin' the different colors but I still wouldn't by the Lite

Also it bugs me that they call it that because it's lighter but the GB and DS actually had to add a backlight to justify the name even more.
 

TB100

Just a guy...
Coins
200,268
Wow, that was right out of the blue...
Anyways...
While I'm not big on the missing features, this does looks very nice (I particularly love the turquoise color) and I can see this being a good low cost alternative for those who don't want to dump $300 onto the normal Switch and plans on primarily playing it as a handheld.

This will no doubt be a huge success on the market, especially in Japan, where handheld is the name of the game.
Also if the Switch itself isn't the final nail on the 3DS' coffin, this definitely is. Lol
 

Spearman

just playin through Wario Land
Coins
0
But... with no HD rumble, how are you supposed to find those rumble moons in Super Mario Oddessy, that game that was IN THE TRAILER!?
I didn't even think about that! Maybe the screen will shake instead? Or maybe the switch will rumble, but it won't be HD rumble, just generic rumbling.

Not to mention Odyssey's motion controls will be much harder to pull off now...
 

CM30

Diamond City Mayor
Diamond City Leader
Coins
75,872
User Name Style Change
Postbit Highlight (Pre-Defined)
Gold Necklace
Gold Earrings
User Title Style Change
Of course, Mario Odyssey's motion controls probably should have been given easier to use non motion fueled replacements too. So in that sense, it's a problem in Odyssey about as much as with this console.

Still, technically none of those things are truly needed to beat Odyssey, so it'll be playable on the Switch Lite none the less. And work well for about 95% of the game.
 

Magma

Needs double knee surgery
Diamond City Leader
Coins
24,901
Username Change
User Name Style Change
Speaking of this, I'm slightly worried that the existence of this will cause stuff like HD Rumble to be de-emphasized or even omitted on future games. I'm not exactly sure but it feels like after the 2DS came out fewer games started having 3D. Granted I never really used the 3D on the 3DS but I just hope this doesn't happen with the Switch since the HD Rumble as well as a few others are pretty cool features.
 
Top