Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. Bladexdsl

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    right after they release the switch lite XL
     
  2. SSG Vegeta

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    I know Nintendo said that the Switch Lite can't dock but that won't stop me from trying a usb c to usb c cable with it
     
  3. Silent_Gunner

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    *Eye screams in MK11 for Switch*
     
  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    which instantly bricks it :lol:
     
  5. SSG Vegeta

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    Very funny -_-
     
  6. Silent_Gunner

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    The battery life is reportedly 20-30% longer lasting from what I've read, though it's game dependent.

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    I kind of agree, but I'm really not so sure how much smaller they'd make it. If it was pocketable, I might be taking the portability-only pill more easily as opposed to joining in the roastfest here! ;)
     
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  9. Silent_Gunner

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    At the end of the day, this will be the 2DS of the Switch: smaller without using the main gimmick the system was intended to use, except as opposed to it using a very...dated effect that really only was a thing because of Avatar, this is a vital part of what made the Switch so unique: being able to play on the go and on the TV. While I like that they included an actual d-pad so I can actually play fighting games not named MK11 (with its Adam Orth-approved Always Online badge) on the go, the hackability of this really hurts it, and the battery life improvements, while better than nothing I'm sure, still are probably asking for one to carry a fucking brick in their pocket with cables bunched up to essentially hold the falling rock that is the Switch's battery life while playing the Rocky theme because that's what I picture when I see the Switch's charge cycle when it's not being charged via the dock.

    But, if I wanted a d-pad for the Switch, I'd just order two sets of grey Joy-Cons (for both of my Switches, one being clean and the other being hacked), and put some skins on them and maybe the Switches and docks for good measure to make my system stand out because why the fuck not?
     
  10. Snugglevixen

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    "As a dedicated handheld gaming device, Nintendo Switch Lite does not support output to a TV."

    How much does it cost to add HDMI output? Handheld mode on regular switch sucks so I was hoping to trade in for a mini, but this is a deal breaker
     
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  11. Olmectron

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    The Wall Street Journal rumored both variants, a powered up console and a more portable console. Next year, we'll see the release of the NS Pro. With improved CPU and exclusive games. A la N3DS. Look at the 2DS and New3DS release dates. The original 2DS was released 2 years and a half later than the original 3DS. The New 3DS came out until 4 years later than the original 3DS. The cycle will be repeated. After the NS Pro, it will take one and a half more years, and you'll get the Nintendo Switch Lite XL, a 9" console, but won't be able to connect it to the TV.

    It's still too soon to tell people you'll make a better revision of the console with games they won't be able to get in the older revision.

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    You could actually use the Wii U Gamepad stand.

    If you mean for charging while playing I'm pretty sure these stands for tablets will work alright:
    https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Angle-Nintendo-Switch-Lamicall-Tablet/dp/B01LZAYH58
     
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  12. Xzi

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    Portable-only is a surprise, but I guess it makes more sense to do that instead of limiting docked mode to 720p. Not much about it that appeals to me personally, though, so I'll wait on the Switch Pro revision.
     
  13. Missingphy

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    do you think the switch pro controller will also be compatible
    The dock itself is the thing that makes the console expensive. If Nintendo included a dock with each of these new consoles it would only be a downgrade
     
  14. Tom Bombadildo

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    On what planet? The dock is just a basic DP to HDMI converter, some CMOS flash chips, some unknown chip (probably just communicates with the Switch) and a USB controller housed in cheap plastic. It probably costs Nintendo $20 to manufacture the thing, it sure as hell isn't some super expensive component of the Switch as a whole.
     
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  15. Missingphy

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    Nintendo sells dock packages here so that is $60 bucks less, and removing the standard joycons and HD rumble and making everything to one piece only takes away $40
     
  16. Xzi

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    It's likely they're getting the price down just by using the leftover X1 chips that can't hit the required clock speed for docked mode. Also by having the joycons fixed to it.
     
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    And what does Nintendo's MSRP have to do with anything? The dock still doesn't cost $60 to manufacture, it's not "expensive" for Nintendo to include a $20 hunk of plastic in a bundle when it's Nintendo paying for it. They didn't remove the dock because it's some huge cost saving measure, they removed the dock so they can offer their new standard "gimmick-less" version of their console.
     
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  18. yadspi

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    I don't care if it doesn't come with a dock...just TV-OUT...I'm sad and happy...I wanted one so badly when I saw only the picture without any info but now I don't have to spend money.
     
  19. Glyptofane

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    I like the green one and might get it, but still considering waiting it out for the Pro and really wish they'd bring back Atomic Purple.
     
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  20. pedro702

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    won last gen lol, for nintendo last gen is wiiu, just becuase you consider wiiu this gen its not the case for nintendo, for nintendo wiiu is last gen and showed people dont want a dedicated homeconsole from them anymore specialy if underpowered, while they won every portable console war ever.

    releasing another underpowered home console would just make it flop again, its best being the best portable than the weakest home console, so yeah with switch they get to be the best portable while still holding a part of the home for the dedicated fans that prefer it, releasing a home only version would be a very bad call becuase switch is really underpowered to be a home console only.
     
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  21. KingVamp

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    To be fair, "Switch Home" could use the same parts that the next gen consoles are using.

    Anyway, for people asking for even a smaller Switch... eh. People are already complaining about the screen size as it is.
     
  22. JazzCat.CL

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    So... with this different colors means that new themes are pretty much confirmed, right?
     
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