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Nintendo reveals the Switch Lite

This version of the Switch is smaller and dedicated to handheld play only, and special Pokémon Sword and Shield editions are coming.

Rumours of a new Nintendo Switch model have been floating around for months, and without warning Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, which is specifically designed to play games in handheld mode.

This will launch on September 20 in yellow, grey, and turquoise variants, and this version has integrated controls. It's also smaller and has no kickstand, nor does it support video output to a TV, hence it doesn't have a HDMI cable or a dock.

Every game that supports handheld will play on this console, and we know that Pokémon Sword and Shield will support handheld, and that's why Nintendo is releasing limited Zacian and Zamazenta edition consoles on November 8, featuring cyan and magenta buttons and pictures of the two legendary Pokémon.

Nintendo reveals the Switch Lite

You can still use online functionalities with this console, and for more details on the Switch Lite check out the official website, as well as the trailer and images below.

A comparison page can also be found here, where we find the news that it will cost $199.99 USD at launch, a hundred dollars cheaper than the regular Switch. You can also find dimensions, weight, and details on the battery life, which should last three to seven hours, as opposed to Nintendo's estimate for the original Switch, which is two-and-a-half to six-and-a-half.

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