Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. Stwert

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    Well colour me shocked!!!!.....


    ..... Where’s the sarcasm button :P


    Having said that, I always said I wouldn’t buy the Mini, or as we now know it, Lite version of the Switch.

    But the bastards have put a proper D-Pad on it, if they don’t release a JoyCon with a D-Pad, I might end up having to buy this bloody Lite version :angry:

    It’s not much smaller, its not much lighter, so it had better be a damn sight cheaper, otherwise what’s the point?........



    ....... So, $100 cheaper, slightly tempting, might pick one up second hand in the future if it’s cheap enough.
     
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  2. Enryx25

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    Are you stupid?
    More than 95% of Switch games will be compatible with Switch Lite.
    Don't tell me you loved Mario Party, Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee or 1-2 Switch.
     
  3. TheDarkGreninja

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    Cnet article says it's using a more energy-efficient processor. Which likely means that it's that marachel one that was found in the firmware, guess we'll have to wait a while longer before they give us the pro version.

    Source
     
  4. ROMANREIGNS599

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    Okay. So is the 3DS basically useless now??
     
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  5. leafeon34

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    61 comments in 34 minutes. This is big news.

    FD3CAC22-8E03-4486-8210-5DBE26329441.
     
  6. DANTENDO

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    Are you stupid I want 100% playable switch games just ridiculous buying an inferior machine
     
  7. Darth Meteos

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    Are you stupid?
    I wasn't talking about compatibility, I was saying that future games won't take advantage of the unique concept of the Switch anymore, because the userbase will be split. This has happened twice before at this point.

    i also liked all those games, don't know why i wouldn't
     
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  8. Bladexdsl

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    this is it's replacement
     
  9. TheDarkGreninja

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    I mean they do have to cut costs to bring it to that 199 price point.
     
  10. Memoir

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    So, they've taken what made the Switch a preferred console and said "forget it"... No removable controllers. No dock support. HD rumble, which was useless anyways, is gone. Hm. If they had a nice catalog of virtual console titles, this would be interesting.. However, there's still no proper ergonomics to the system.. And what the hell is with the colors? Come on...

    ...but at least there's an actual D pad! :rolleyes:
     
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  11. yummycake

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    Neato. I hope a special edition for AC:NH comes out with the Switch lite next year. ;-;
     
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    Would be cool if they made a sheikah slate variant for BOTW2 when that comes around.
     
  13. altorn

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    - seems like a Nintendo version of PSVita?
    - should be called "Static" instead of Switch Lite since you can't dock it for TV play.
    - IMO the main selling point of a Switch is the combination of portability and docking for a home console experience. why remove that?
    - will wait for an UPgraded version which has more battery, better bluetooth capabilities and more processing power.
     
  14. azoreseuropa

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    No thanks. I am fine with my Nintendo Switch for TV and for outside (I rarely use it for outside anyway) This is 3DS wannabe. I will ignored it. Don't liked it! I will wait for Nintendo Switch PRO rumour to be for the next year.

    It will be hackable.. IT WILL!
     
  15. Bladexdsl

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    no 3d rumble
     
  16. DANTENDO

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    Cheaper :lol: just go buy a second hand proper switch
     
  17. Bladexdsl

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    there's a notch on the back of it maybe you can use a piece of wire to short circuit it into boot mode? :P
     
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    It doesn't appear to have a kickstand so I doubt they would support external controllers since how would you even use them?
     
  19. Mohammed2935

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    New 2ds xl looks much better. This is the ugly regular 2ds hehe but I will buy one in the future.
     
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  20. Memoir

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    It mentioned needing separate joycons for games like 1-2 Switch... So I can imagine they you're able to sync controllers..
     
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