Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. tpax

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    Can you put the Switch or the Switch Lite inside the pocket of your jeans, just as it is, without a clumsy case, and then easily pull it out to have a 5-10 min gaming session, before putting it back inside?
    I highly doubt so. You would fuck up the screen (even with a screen protector at some point) and probably break the analog-sticks.
    Can you do the same with a New Nintendo 3DS? Yes, you can.
    That is a true handheld to me. I had an original Game Boy and a Game Gear as a kid, and wearing them around wasn't really a smooth experience. Same goes for the Switch. I hate being forced to wear a backpack around, just so I can play 30 mins of Super Mario Odyssey on the go.
     
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  2. pokothebird

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    im actually kind of excited since i mostly play in handheld and i might buy this is my console to play online on since my other one has cfw
     
  3. Dartz150

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    Still can't understand people hating this when it is only an optional model made for those who can't afford the original model and only play in portable. As someone said, is like getting mad at the 2DS models in the 3DS lineup.
     
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  4. GayCoonie

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    Jesus man literally just putting the thing in a zip-loc baggie would pretty much solve that entire problem. It's hardly rocket-science. Just don't put your keys in the same pocket as the console. The current switch is too big and fragile, but the new one should really be a non-issue.
     
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  5. DANTENDO

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    Play the damn machine and games how ment to be pld with full features which some games require - saving a few bucks for an inferior switch is ridiculous
     
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  6. ldeveraux

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    I'll assume you're joking, as this looks like trash. Lesser specs for more money.
     
  7. Dartz150

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    1. Obviously is going to cost less because as you said, it has less features.
    2. Then just buy the original model.
    Period.

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    WTF? This models costs less than the original, so is not more money
     
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  8. ldeveraux

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    For some reason when I read the story this morning I thought the price was $329. That's probably the current Standard Switch price. That's totally my bad!
     
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  9. Dartz150

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    What a relief, tbh at first I thought you were joking hahaha
     
  10. Oo_Dakota_oO

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    i was thinking about this. those 3rd party dock alternatives that companys made so you could connect to tv and not have that bulky original dock (just cables and a small box for connections). if nintendo havent taken the tv compatibilty out firmware for the lite couldnt we just use one of those? also the same for desktop mode cant we just get a stand and separate controllers?
     
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  11. UltraDolphinRevolution

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    Do you remember the announcement of some Wii U games using multiple U-Gamepads?
    It never came to fruition. Probably because of lackluster sales.
    This is kind of like it. I wish the Wii U had been successful. :/
     
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  12. Oo_Dakota_oO

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    didnt nintendo say in the announcement of the lite that if you wanted to play games like 1 2 switch where the controllers needed to be detached you have to buy separate controllers?
     
  13. UltraDolphinRevolution

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    Don't know. I just read you can play games that support Handheld mode (official website).
     
  14. yadspi

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    What if I want a all those things in 1 version? Stop defending bad decisions.

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    I'll try to explain. Before this I had the OG Switch, it was fine, handheld mode was a bit clunky with the joycon wobble, a bit heavy, short battery life...It was still fine as no other system could do that....Now they release this fixing every problem with the handheld mode but you can't use it as a console too (why Switch then) so now you have this beautiful version that has all you wanted but have to stick to the OG version KNOWING that there's something better out there for when you wanna play on the go...for people like me and all the mad people that juts means....stuck with the OG or spend more money on another one and have 2...I don't see more options there, I see less.
     
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  15. mesakagi

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    I think the type of handheld you're after is probably good for pre-HD games so 3DS hardware and backwards. I think maybe the form factor you want is probably not going to match or really be compatiable with the visuals the Switch hardware is designed to offer. I think the Switch lite's screen is about as small as you can go but weather it's possible to still make a clam shell out of it and still have the proper controller stuff like dpad and analouge sticks, I'm not so sure it may be feasible and would be a challenge.

    Personally, from the start I too wanted a more handheld-friendly Switch, even something similar to the 3DS because I loved that system but since the lite announcement, I realized I want hybrid features a lot more than handheld-friendliness and wouldn't mind sacrificing some handheld playing ergonomics for the sake of the hybrid feature. The only thing that could really improive the Switch for me is better battery life
     
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  16. nine0nine

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    You can't have a big screen and a small screen in the same version, is it that difficult to understand? Similarly, smaller versions of the same product often cost less, and, in certain examples, being larger makes them more power hungry and easier to break. Science yo.
     
  17. FAST6191

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    But if making the return of the 2ds means they spent their time and effort on making that rather than something we might enjoy more*, and in doing so then... maybe attract a few more people that want a smaller device for a bit cheaper, then I can see questioning such choices.

    *more battery, more storage/more storage options, better control layout, high quality screen... all easy things to sell.
     
  18. yadspi

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    I was trying to make a point. I know it has a smaller screen, I'm saying that it's objectively a better version for handheld play than the original BUT you can't replace the OG so for such cases you have to NOT play on your TV or buy both or swallow the OG in handheld mode .
     
  19. yadspi

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    BTW if you see the bezels they could've used the same screen as the OG Switch.
     
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  20. Taleweaver

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    Damnit... I really like the new price point, and I'll be playing it in handheld mode 90% of the time. So in theory, this should be up my alley.

    ... Except that it isn't. It has a smaller screen and can't connect to the television for those 10% of the time. Couch Co - op isn't a redundant thing to me. Oh, and I was thinking of getting joycon with larger buttons to go with that (tried a switch once, but these felt too small).

    So... I guess I'll wait until the normal one drops in price. I guess? :unsure:
     
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  21. ferret7463

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    same form factor (Hate it).... nope, i'll get a new GPD.
     
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