Handheld-only Nintendo Switch Lite announced
One of the primary features of the flagship Nintendo Switch is its ability to be played in one of three different modes: Handheld Mode, Tabletop Mode, or TV Mode. In contrast, the Nintendo Switch Lite can only be played in Handheld Mode. The Nintendo Switch Lite does not come with Joy-Con controllers; instead, the system and buttons all form a single piece of hardware. As a result, the Nintendo Switch Lite does not have HD rumble or an infrared camera. Additionally, the directional buttons have been replaced with a D-Pad. For games that require Joy-Cons, such as 1-2-Switch, they must be purchased separately.
The system will be available in three different colors: yellow, grey and turquoise.
It is marketed as a cheaper alternative to the flagship Nintendo Switch. It has a suggested retail price of US$199.99 in the United States, CA$259.99 in Canada, AU$329.95 in Australia, ¥19,980 in Japan, ₩249,800 in South Korea, HK$1,490 in Hong Kong, and NT$6,180 in Taiwan.
Additionally, a Pokémon special edition variant, the Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition, will be available after its launch. This special edition is white with red and blue buttons, and features lineart of the cover Legendary Pokémon from Pokémon Sword and Shield, Zacian and Zamazenta. It will be released in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on Nov. 1, 2019; and in North America, Europe, and Australia on Nov. 8, 2019.