Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. HtheB

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    Yes, it does support tabletop mode as you can connect other joycons on it..
     
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  2. KingVamp

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    I like Switch Lite because of the pun Light Switch.
     
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  3. HarvHouHacker

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    Check the bottom of the page again. Tabletop Mode for Nintendo Switch Lite is greyed out. However, thinking as I type, you may still have a point in that Tabletop Mode may not be so much dependent on hardware as it is on how you can prop the system up. The fact that the Lite supports Joy-Cons already gives it a chance to be used on a table; we just need some sort of stand for it. Perhaps something similar to the Wii U Gamepad stand?
     
  4. chartube12

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    Idk. I just know Nintendo sales them. I preordered my switch 3 hours before Nintendo announced preorders being open. I assume they would be. I have known a few people who have bought refurbished devices from Nintendo.

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    Nintendo may be planning a charging stand that doubles as a kick stand and grip enhancer. If not, I am sure a 3rd party may come up with something
     
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  5. MiiJack

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    I actually doubt that this revision wouldn't be able to "dock" to the TV. Unless the Mariko was designed to not to.
     
  6. Vereor_Nox

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    I think this will eventually replace the 3DS. Nintendo will have different versions of one console that can play all the same games.

    I also think the Switch Lite is geared towards children and teens. cheaper and easier to use. Though I wouldn't mined owning it and I'm 39, haha
     
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    Except the 3DS died when the Switch launched. Haven't touched mine in two full years.

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    There's already a $20 first-party stand for it.

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    I want to know if it has a cheaper price, what the size difference is, if any, and if it contains the Mariko chips. And is the battery life any better since there's no HD rumble and possibly a smaller screen?
     
  8. Pluupy

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    Wish this console was around years ago.

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    Good for you. I still play games on mine and it still had releases when Switch was released.
     
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  9. Memoir

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    I'd be more impressed if it were a clamshell design..
     
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  10. netovsk

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    This is awesome. Definitely want it.
     
  11. Pluupy

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    $200 is not half of $300. It is 2/3.

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    Just like how developers started making DSi-only and Playstation Pro-only games, right?
     
  12. Olmectron

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    I'm actually thinking like. "What?"

    They say no "tabletop mode", but you can sync joy-cons, so given you use a tablet stand or something to make the console not fall while playing, you actually get to play in "tabletop mode". Probably because the package doesn't include extra hardware for making it work this way, they say so.

    In before it's discovered at launch it actually works with third party docks connected to TV, but they didn't say because they were removing the dock from the original package. And this is so that people don't stop buying the original Switch.
     
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  13. Plstic

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    wow, its too big. why can't they make one that will fit in your pocket. that's my whole complaint with the switch.
     
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  14. WadsRUs

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    Seems dumb to miss out the ability to dock it for playing on the TV - few extra components are needed for that ability and even with this reduced form factor I'm thinking it it could have been done. If so this implies it was a deliberate marketing ploy by Nintendo to ensure it's seen as a non-docking Switch.

    This does then beat the whole docking idea behind the Switch which seems nuts and is bound to confuse some people.

    All that aside, I'm sure it'll sell in very large numbers.
     
  15. DjoeN

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    No more stability updates for 3DS :D
    I still play my 3DS every day.

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    I will buy one, but i need bigger pockets now, time set my wife to work on the sewing machine :D
    (Next Switch DS, cause i like the (3)DS just cause it protects the screen on th GO :) )
     
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  16. Jiehfeng

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    That needs a special chip on the board for that to work. If Nintendo didn't intend for it not to be able to dock it, it will not dock without modifications.
     
  17. WhiteMaze

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    Welcome to the Switch that doesn't Switch anymore!

    Also you wanted a Switch Pro with more power to play games at higher frame rates? We here at Nintendo HQ take your suggestions and comments very seriously. Your input is very valuable to us and we strive to deliver based on popular demand.

    With that said, fuck you.

    Sincerely,

    Nintendo of Japan
     
  18. stephrk398

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    The Switch that doesn't 'switch' at all
     
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  19. HarvHouHacker

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    Put a bit strongly, but that seems to be how loyal fans are getting treated.
     
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  20. Enryx25

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    The pro revision will probably be released next year.
     
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