Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. gman666

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    I guess we're looking at a die shrink and most likely patched Tegra SoC. It would make the most sense because of the reported 30% battery life improvement. Also, the rumors of a new Stadia capable Nvidia Shield TV with die shrink and overclocked GPU makes this seem even more plausible.
     
  2. Zumoly

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    I would agree but the joy cons are not detachable.
    I've had to buy three pairs in 1 year because of drift.
    I ditched the PS Vita mainly for this.

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    PS: It's really upsetting me that Nintendo kept denying there wouldn't be another variant for the Switch!
     
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  3. chocoboss

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    If itis sell under 200$ it is fine for ppl that have enought money to buy a regular.
    but if it is more then it just s**ks
     
  4. Zumoly

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    I'm sure hackers will find a way^_^
     
  5. Sillybunnie

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    lots of comments about hd rumble (or 3d rumble) but im embarrassed to ask what the heck is hd rumble vs what rumble exists in other systems? havent really noticed anything different about the switches rumble vs other systems. is hd rumble only in the joycons or is it in pro controller too?

    i have so many ps4 controllers that instead of buying pro controllers to take up more space in my place i just bought two 8bitdo adapters (got two for under $20) to repurpose the ps4 controllers collecting dust since way more 4 player games on switch than ps4. am i missing out on rumble then?
     
  6. Techjunky90

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    You realize Nintendo won last gen right? Makes more sense to let the switch be the 3ds replacement and release another home console. Microsoft and Sony are about to release ninth generation consoles. Switch is eighth generation just like the Wii U & 3ds. Nintendo would be better off to release a home console with an upgraded tegra since they are already releasing a switch lite.
     
  7. chartube12

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    I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the plan. Cancel the current switch and sale a specific dock for the lite. Block the current dock from working by putting an unlock chip in the new dock.
     
  8. Tac 21

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    I like the name- Switch Lite over Switch Mini is so much better

    but if this fully loses the TV dock feature? that's a hard fail- AT LEAST INCLUDE that via software- controllers sliding out/HD rumble people can live without... but the whole point of the SWITCH is to connect TV OR handheld

    huge missed opportunity... otherwise lets see how it fairs.

    260 in canada apparently... I bought mine beat up and used with 3 games a little less then that price and I still actually carry it around from time to time (big pockets)

    I'll stick with what I have over this
     
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  9. chartube12

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    The specs match the rumored ones from accessory manufacturers. So yes it should fit. May harder to remove due to the joysticks. But it should slide in nice and easy
     
  10. KingVamp

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    The salt towards an option, that some people don't even want. This Switch isn't aimed at them, rather you can get a used Switch or not.

    Quite frankly, it isn't aimed at me either. As much as I like portables, I don't want a non-hybrid Switch. Luckily, I doubt the "Switch Pro" will be dock only.

    That's a good point, still, if they wanted to, they could have had it underclock on dock. That said, idk, you may as well get a regular Switch, if you want dock mode too.
     
  11. Tac 21

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    not a chance in hell will that happen

    I think unlike the OG 3DS the OG Switch will live and become more future proof... kinda like that OLED Vita... Nintendo messed up huge all they have to do is include a docking like feature with a cable and the right ports. the insignia dock seems to make all these things work without frying the system
     
  12. DANTENDO

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    When are you gonna realize it doesnt switch- any name with Switch in is utter nonsense and some people at nintendo should be fkin fired for such stupidity-shouldnt even be a lite version of anything should be putting all ther effort in a better switch
     
  13. tatripp

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    Great. We'll have more players on Smash without a Lan connection.
     
  14. chartube12

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    Nintendo also sales them refurbished on their website for 200.00 without the joycon attachments and without the joycon grip. Full year warrantee included. Honestly I never use the joycon attachments. I also stopped using the joy con grip. Easier just to use my snes pro by 8bitdo. Don’t have to waste time taking the joycons out and such
     
  15. Zumoly

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    Sorry. I couldn't resist.
    Custom Stand (1).
     
  16. HarvHouHacker

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    Well, it's about durn time! So this is one of the rumored devices I've heard so much about. So, here's what we all know so far:

    • It does not support TV or Tabletop mode. That doesn't mean that there won't be hardware (by Nintendo or licensed partners) that makes this possible, or somebody won't try to hack it so it has support (like those people who do custom cases and such for older systems).
    • It is $100 less (in the U.S., anyway). Part of the reason why the existing Switch costs so much is because of the extra hardware and features that are removed in the Lite version.
    • The controls are permanently attached to the system, removing some Joy-Con features like HD Rumble and IR Camera. That means you'll have to shell out $80 more bucks for a pair of Joy-Cons for compatible games. Probably best to get them pre-owned at GameStop, or check Ebay, Craigslist, or even thrift stores if you don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it.
    • The Switch Lite will launch in three colors, with a fourth Pokemon-related design coming in November. Knowing Nintendo, these probably won't be the only designs and colors the Switch Lite will come in.

    While new hardware is always exciting, I kind of wonder what this will mean for the Wii U and 3DS systems. The Wii U is currently on life support as it is, and with this new dedicated handheld Switch system, does that mean that 3DSes will be gone too? I worry about the eShop for both consoles, as I have yet to get some games which I've been having my eye on for years and just never had the time or money to spend on such, and I'm sure there are others who feel the same.

    I also am a little disappointed about a few things which I hope will be remedied shortly after the Switch Lite's launch:

    • The lack of TV support. For those who expect this to be like the original Switch system, this will be a bit disconcerting for them. While the Joy-Con issues can be remedied with an additional purchase, the Lite will not be able to be used with a TV dock. At least, that's what we've been told. There may be a way to make it work regardless, but as of right now, we're not sure.
    • The paid Switch Online service. Online play on devices before the Switch was always free, and should be again - perhaps a Nintendo Switch Online Lite would be appropriate. The difference between paid Online and Online Lite is that Online Lite is free online play without all the perks like cloud storage and NES games (which, in my opinion, should be given access to separately, but whatevs).
    • No additional hardware that allows Wii, Wii U, and perhaps even 3DS games to be played on the Switch family of systems, in order to keep the life of such going. This could kill support for those consoles, but at the same time the features of such consoles could be compatible with the Switch via software that goes with the hardware that makes those games work (Spotpass, for instance). Backwards compatibility has always been an issue that Nintendo barely addresses, and ignoring the Virtual Console, only two TV consoles have native support for the console previous. It would be nice, still, to see that remedied via extra hardware.
    • No support, in any form, of SNES, N64, GameCube, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS titles on the Switch. Unless I am mistaken, there are no games from those platforms that are on the Switch yet.

    This is why I have a blog post about my problems with Nintendo, due to the Switch being overpromoted and costly. I pray, actually, that Nintendo does well, but if they should fail, then I want them to fail and be able to bounce back with better service to consumers. I'm not anti-Nintendo, I'm anti-do-whatever-the-heck-you-want-regardless-of-what-the-customers-want.
     
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  17. Tac 21

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    are they in good shape?

    thats awesome but probably in USD... and post patched units too for those who want the homebrew
     
  18. HtheB

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    Wrong information... It doesn't come in blue, but in turquoise. Please edit op
     
  19. SundayWarrior

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    Nintendo [Cut]ich max
     
  20. BastarB

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    No docked mode?? No thanks Nintendo
     
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