Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. WhiteMaze

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    The battery is 20%-30% longer with a smaller screen? By golly we've struck the scientific breakthrough of the year!

    Sorry but had to say that.
     
  2. chartube12

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    Nintendo of America filed for a change of SoC type and change of ram type with the FCC. This change is for the original size model. This is in additional to the fcc filing for the Switch Lite.

    It may be safe to assume both models are having the updated (upgraded?) internals. The NS Lite not being Dock compatible must be a software limitation.
     
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  3. IP60

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    no tv out no buy
     
  4. Milenko

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    All of you saying that it can't use the tv and aren't buying it do you already own a switch? Would you really have bought the lite if it could? Always wonder if people are genuinely upset or are just hivemind complaining
     
  5. Missingphy

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    Remember that to make profit you need to sell your items for more than they took to be manufactured, and knowing Nintendo that is why the dock costs $60
     
  6. warweeny

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    it always was a handheld, nintendo fanboys and nintendo them selves were just in denial.

    Mobile cpu? check
    Mobile gpu? check
    Mobile memory? check
     
  7. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Mad Dog of Rambling and Insanity

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    IDK that anyone was in denial. It just so happens it has the functionality of a console and the portability of the WiiaBU's Gamepad without an invisible tether to a glorified DVD player. Without the ability to Switch, it makes buying a new one of these for anyone who's life isn't on an airplane all the time or something to that effect a hard sell for their use case if they come to a home consistently every day like yours truly here now that he's done with college.

    It's all about options, and I for one find the Switch Lite to not have as many options as the OG Switch. Plus, who knows about what the hackability of the Lite is gonna be?
     
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  8. Unleanone999

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    This is like taking away all the stuffs that made the switch unique and just turned it into a generic handheld.
     
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  9. Silent_Gunner

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    A very powerful handheld, but still not the top of its class compared to something like the GPD WIN series.
     
  10. Xzi

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    Which is exactly what a lot of people were asking for. Switch Lite is to Switch as N2DS is to N3DS. It makes sense to have a portable-only revision now that Nintendo is the only major player in the portable console market. OTOH I don't think it would make any sense to have a stationary-only revision with a mobile chip, especially since Shield TV already exists. Nintendo might surprise me again though.
     
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  11. TurdPooCharger

    TurdPooCharger Meh.

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    Missing rumble could have been overlooked if it's supported in the wireless Joy-Con or Pro controllers.

    What this needs is an aftermarket video capture card or mini HDMI conversion hardmod.
     
  12. YOUCANTSTOPME

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    Sexy little console. Very cool.

    Personally when I get a Switch, I want one that can be docked. But this is still cool.
     
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    That's the point. They won't make games exclusively for the old modular Switch anymore, because it's only half a market.
     
  14. yadspi

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    Yes, I love playing on tv but hate the handheld, I feel the rattling of the joycons, hate the buttons for a dpad and it’s a tad to big for carrying it around, add to that the short battery life. So yes, I was very much in love till the no tv out

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    It makes sense but why not sell a lite dock separately or and adapter for the current one or just a usbc to hdmi cable?
     
  15. Xzi

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    My theory is that they're saving on cost by using low-binned X1 chips in Switch Lite, and they didn't want to cap docked mode at portable mode performance levels.
     
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  16. Hanafuda

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    That's all some people want though.
    Want a full-featured Switch instead? They sell that too.
     
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  17. Captain_N

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    I wont be getting this. The regular switch is portable enough for me. i rarely take it on the go. Now if they would have given it more power so it works faster then a docked switch then id think about it.
     
  18. D34DL1N3R

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    You said "Switch Lite with a gimped size screen." I rest my case.
     
  19. LucasM3

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    Hopefully this thing will get hacked and someone will figure out how to enable video out from USB C using an HDMI cable of some sort. I hope they don't just make USB C a charge only port of some sort. If it won't be possible I hope banned switches and refurbished systems continue to drop in price $275 canadian for a refurbished switch is still a little high because the new lite switches are going to sell for $260 here.
     
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  20. Milenko

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    If it gets hacked I'll eat one
     
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