Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. 98otiss

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    inb4 "when will the switch lite be hacked"
    "i know its not out im just asking"
     
  2. Sasori

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    Are there any photos of the Pokemon sword and shield models?
     
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    honestly seems super sick and I can see myself buying one of these for my lil bro... very efficient for those who don't really dock their device.
     
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    Since it's one piece, it'll be easier to buy an after-market protective case which covers the whole thing. So parents will finally feel okay giving it to kids, which means this will be the switch of choice for younger kids.

    Pretty sure this is what I guessed way back. It coming out about same time as Pokemon game, and being this exact size form, yeah, guessed that too. Gonna pat myself on the back. That lack of HDMI though, I wasn't sure they were gonna do that, but I wondered. Makes sense, but is still weird.
     
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    I guess they don't wanna put pressure on the device for whatever reason, and also this keeps the original switch as useful and sell-able for those that want a home console.
     
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    Some of what I said is probably inaccurate, its all based on what media stated
     
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    That is a great move from Nintendo.

    This isn't a Switch aimed for the "serious" gamers that want all the Switch experience.

    In fact, it is aimed for a particular few peeps:

    - Kids: Especially 3DS users. They are looking to slowly migrate the userbase to the Switch, which is smart. The colors are a dead giveaway, and how "portable and friendly" it looks. It kinda reminisces a bit to the GBC/GBA era.

    - Those that are always on the go, really not giving an ass to TV play.
    Yes, not all gamers are home dwellers. A lot of peeps are actually mobile, so this is perfect for them.

    - Families having the original Switch.
    This also make sense, especially with a family having more than one kid. If they want to take a game on the go, instead of using the docked Switch, they can just buy a portable, affortable switch aimed for that. Great thing that they can even sync their consoles to have the same games and saves too.
    Idk about you, but I would be heavily terrified of a child handling my Switch, as it does not look sturdy as hell. So a cheaper one, with a more sturdier build and less components makes more sense.

    I, for one, definitely see the value in this. It might not sell like hotcakes in Murica, but I can see Europe or Japan definitely take advantage of it.

    More options for the consumers is a good thing, and it doesn't make the original Switch lose any value in owning it, for those that prefer its hybrid capabilities.
     
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    I have two questions:
    After a series of cords and connectors, can I doc the console?
    Is it hackable?
     
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    Just hope the Pro version has an IPS 1080p screen.
     
  12. ikithme

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    I was hoping the switch lite would still be dock-able, looks like I'll be waiting for the switch pro announcement...
     
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    Don't obviously know at the moment, but I'm guessing they cut cost by removing the hardware. The OS will be the same, I'm sure, though, so we'll have to see if donor parts could be soldered on to give us output.

    But I'm gonna doubt it. And we'll see where the scene is when it's released. Assume no for a while.
     
  14. aykay55

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    Wait so it’s using the same Tegra X1 as the original Switch, so it has the same capability. But the the Switch Lite is only playable in handheld mode. So it means it would never use the the full 768 MHz GPU clock. So why would Nintendo put in a more capable chip that could never be used to it’s full potential? They could’ve put in a chip that can only do up to 500 MHz or something.
     
  15. raxadian

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    I got big hands and this one is patched against hacking so no thank you.
     
  16. Memoir

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    ...like what chip though?

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    The OS may be altered. Akin to how they changed the 3Ds fw for the 2ds. So, certain options may not be there.
     
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    CONS:
    - Cheaply made and surely as durable as a 2DS
    - No detachable joycons
    - No TV output/ TV mode
    - Uglier and more limited colours
    - Impossible to repair/change the joysticks without buying the whole console or sending it to big N
    - No tabletop mode (No kickstand, for some games, go pay an $80 extra for the controllers)
    - It's not a switch, the name means nothing
    - No HD rumble/ No rumble at all (R.I.P your immersion)
    - No IR port so no Labo/ 12Sh*t support
    - Smaller screen with difficulties to read the text
    - Might not be able to adjust brightness (?)
    - No kickstand
    - No ethernet
    - No external drives (No USB)
    - No controller adapters (No USB)
    - No wired controllers support (No USB)
    - No dock
    - Shitty speakers
    - Might be more portable but won't portable enough to place it in your pocket
    - The worse experience possible on Switch
    - Certainly not hackable for a long time (No RCM, certainly on later firmwares)
    - Will encourage developers to make games only compatible with handheld and maybe remove features to make the game work for the shittier console

    PROS:
    - Pay $100 less, except if you play anything other than solo games
    - Better DPAD for controls, but you can get that on a real Switch with 3rd-Party joycons
    - Might have a better battery by 20 minutes at most if you're lucky
    - Weights less
    - A bit more portable (Not sure as you can't remove the joycons anymore..., Won't stay in your pocket)

    Yeah, an inferiour console with nothing but a lot of cons... Will either buy a real Switch or a Switch PRO...
     
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    It's probably cheaper to continue buying most of the same hardware. I'd imagine this just has more effecient layout with minimal changes to hardware, mainly dropping stuff like HDMI and joycons rails.

    That and they don't ever have to worry about compatibility. Coding for one game will work for both, same for fixes updates. Makes their devs lives easier and everyone's lives easier. No need to code special.

    It looks like it's still powered/recharged by usb-c on the bottom...but perhaps no data lanes? Hmmm...wonder what they removed in that case. Gonna be fun to see.
     
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  19. Hielkenator2

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    Sucks it cannot be connected to a tv set. Why is it called a switch still?
     
  20. Techjunky90

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    It's more logical for Nintendo to release Nintendo TV. A Nintendo switch made like the nvidia shield tv. No screen, no battery, no charging rails etc. A console that runs from a dedicated power supply. Could be a "pro" while using the same chipset clocked at much higher speeds. Would also be cheaper than releasing a "lite" model.
     
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