Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. bowser

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    So they dropped a bunch of core features that made the Switch unique eh?

    Introducing the Nintendo Ditch
     
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  2. zoogie

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    Well you could have used your position of power to stop that, Mr. Bowser, but you didn't.
     
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  3. mesakagi

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    I don't understand why people are mad about this, it's just more options for the consumer and a cheaper price point for those who can't afford the Switch or would rather a more portable type of system. It doesn't affect the Switch or their owners in any real way, This is like getting mad at the 2DS, I don't get it lol
     
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  4. Tumoche

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    Im talking about the ability to dock it, no that it includes a dock. That is not expensive at all
     
  5. Josshy0125

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    It looks really sleek and just the look of it makes me want to purchase one. However games like fortnite, among other motion-control games will be unplayable. To get the full motion control feature (at least in fortnite), you need detached joycons. Too many cons for me to switch to the Lite. I love the HD rumble, the detached joycons, (even though I prefer, in general, a solid, one-piece handheld... joycons tend to wobble a bit over time in handheld mode, making you very aware they're separate pieces...) and the TV out. But God I love how the mini looks so so much more than the og. But because it takes away so many features, I just cant bring myself to grab one, despite how much I still really want one. That yellow one looks gorgeous.
     
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  6. Torina

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    Been waiting for a small Switch for long enough, hated that big *** screen and those broken joycons.
    It's even coming out on my birthday.
    Buuuuuuut...

    1 - No buy before TX makes an annoucement
    2 - September is too late, SmachZ will be shipped Q4

    The NS will stay at home, take care of the children and do the laundry :rofl2:
     
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  7. Josshy0125

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    Yeah if I bought it it'd be my homebrew switch... because motion controls dont work well unless detached.
     
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  8. Xzi

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    This is more for the hardcore PC gaming crowd willing to shell out big bucks. $700 is likely to be more than even PS5 or Scarlett retail for, so it's definitely not competition for Switch Lite at $200.
     
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  9. DANTENDO

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    Enjoy yr inferior switch though you can't switch it can you see how pathetic tht sounds - products should be upgraded not downgraded
     
  10. KingVamp

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    I wonder if this will give a bigger push for even more games that are normally made for handhelds. (Talking mostly about Japanese games.)
     
  11. Torina

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    Words of wisdom.
    NS is becoming the best emulation platform by each passing day...Except for gamecube :)

    1-You're forgetting NS is sold at loss and that the games are overpriced, so Nintendo can make a living. Even at 700€, the steam library makes it more affordable than you may think. Seriously, how much did you spent on your NS so far ?

    2-Backed it 2 years ago for 300€ instead of buying a switch day one, so for backers, it's OK. Never underestimate the power of foreplay, patience is the key ^_^.

    3-No other way to enjoy RTS on the go
     
  12. nine0nine

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    if you want a big screen, detachable controllers, TV support, etc etc, buy the original switch.

    if you want a smaller, cheaper and more durable switch, buy the switch mini.

    choose the one that suits your requirements.

    is that too confusing?
     
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  13. GayCoonie

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    Personally, I'm happy. This is pretty much exactly what I've been hoping for. I've always been more of a handheld person, and for me this is a no-duh buy. That being said, I don't have a switch yet specifically because I was waiting for something like this.
     
  14. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Didn't read all the comments, but after some hax confirmation , maybe it's a cheap alt to unbanning yourself?

    Plus, maybe the Pkmn S/S LE looks cool?

    I sadly wanted the "pro" version this season, but looks like maybe SMT V can be a LE "pro" console?
     
  15. MetoMeto

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    Sexy and cheap. I want it!
    Though...i cant plug it to TV but thats ok, since im more about handheld gaming anyway...i hope some hackers will find a way to stream it anyway xD

    This is actually how the switch i wanted it to be. i was never satusfied with original, price vise and design.
     
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  16. Xzi

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    It might be sold at a slight loss, but that's a net benefit for the consumer anyway. The games reduce in price slower, but they're priced the same as all AAA games at launch. I've spent quite a bit on Switch games, but I've spent more than what most cars cost on my Steam library, lol.

    It is a pretty good deal in that case, but MSRP is still key to how popular it becomes overall. Smach Z also doesn't have Nintendo's brand awareness or marketing team, so I wouldn't expect word to spread beyond a certain niche audience.

    Playing RTS games without a mouse isn't something that really appeals to me, but to each their own.
     
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    I‘m happy with my two unpatched consoles and I can‘t do without dock mode.;)
     
  18. tpax

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    I'd rather see a new Switch in a clamshell 3DS like design. Switch lite is not a true handheld, 3DS was one, DS was one.Just give me something more portable.
     
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  19. Torina

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    You made fair points.
    Regarding marketing, you're definitely right, but SmachTeam is really betting on Valve support.
    If they ever obtain it once the product is finished, they will have the visibility they need to make the console successful, otherwise, it will stay niche.

    And for the RTS, Halo Wars was daaaaamn good with a controller, you should give it a try.
    C&C/SC will be tricky though, but when you love something...

    More than a car cost ? :blink:
    How many games does that represent ?

    I never put more than 15€ in a game.
    My credo: above free, it's already too expensive (Guy Roux).
     
  20. GayCoonie

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    Why do you have the idea that "true handheld" = clam-shell. The GBA SP (yes, I know about the Game and Watch) was the first clam-shell handheld, so are you not gonna count anything before that? Also Nintendo is the only company to ever use the clam-shell design, so are you gonna seriously say the Game Gear, PSP, etc weren't handhelds?

    Literally the only benefit I can think of of a clam-shell design is hat it protects the screen, but I'm sure they're gonna make cases that do the same, and will still fit in the average (male, sorry your clothes suck ladies) pocket.
     
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