Nintendo announces the Nintendo Switch Lite

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  1. Flame

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    Nintendo is very dim with ideas at the moment.

    they need a Lite Switch.


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    ba dum tsss.
     
  2. Condarkness_XY

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    ...So they made it smaller, but no docking or joycons. Isn't the switch supposed to be a hybrid console? Did making it smaller really take the ability to be docked or have removable joycons out? This is essentially the vita with more game support.
     
  3. Foxi4

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    That's not what I meant. I said that I don't see why it wouldn't work, provided the signal is on the connector. You can soft lock anything.
     
  4. wurstpistole

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    Since they will most definitely have any of the existing flaws patched out, I doubt the fw version will matter.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    your more likely be able to charge it in the dock as well as it comes with it's own mini dock to charge it using the notch on the back. unless the release it with no charging station...yeah but they have NEVER done anything like that before :creep:
     
  6. Obveron

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    I still don't own a switch. I don't understand how the right thumbstick can be comfortable without some sort of angled grip.
     
  7. natron

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    The Nintendo Switch Lite also features a battery life of 3-7 hours, a slight improvement over the original's 2.5-6.5 hours.
     
  8. TheDarkGreninja

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    Smaller cooler maybe? Could be thermal constraints but it's using a more efficient Tegra X1 revision so it's possible.
     
  9. FEF1

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    I'm calling it now. These will be fully patched against the deja vu exploit, and be on a higher firmware than 8.0.0.
     
  10. Obveron

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    I hope the pro is a more powerful non-mobile console to keep prices down. I don't need portable.
     
  11. Dartz150

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    For all the people complaining, the original switch model is not like to be discontinued or something ya'know? If you like to play on TV then just buy that.
    This is clearly aimed to people that want a switch for an affordable price or just want to play on the go. Different market targets, different choices, and everyone is happy.

    For me, I'm most interested in the screen type, I want to know if it has improved in some way, despite my the current switch screen nice look, there are definitely better panels out there.
     
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  12. hippy dave

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    Ooh, dinky. It's not for me, but there's obviously a market for it, I'm sure it's gonna sell great.
     
  13. jakkal

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    That's why it's cheaper...
     
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    That "promo" video really confused me. Correct me if I'm wrong, but here's what I saw:

    1. A list of all the advantages in Switchablity of the original machine, followed by a comment basically saying "the lite doesn't do any of that"
    2. An advert showing off what the original machine can do and further highlighting the fact that the lite isn't able to do so
    3. A short summary reminding the viewer about all the things that the new machine can't do compared to the original, and also advising that to play some games you'll need to purchase separate controllers

    Did I miss anything? What marketing department approved that kind of video??
     
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  15. DANTENDO

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    The switch is hardly expensive and you can play on the go anyway - you can't defend shit like this
     
  16. PRAGMA

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    CONS:
    - No detachable joycons, impossible to repair joycons without voiding warranty
    - No HDMI to TV output yet it can support it easily
    - No tabletop mode and games supporting it need a 2nd pair of joycons
    - Its not longer a "Switch" its name means literally nothing now
    - No HD rumble or IR
    - Smaller Screen
    - Cant adjust brightness
    - No kickstand
    - No ethernet cable support/adapter
    - No external usb/hdd support/adapter
    - No dock
    - Speakers covered by the bottom of your Palm
    - No bluetooth

    PROS:
    - $100 cheaper
    - Dpad
    - Claims better battery
    - Claims it weighs a noticable amount less
     
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    Once, I got banned because of you:sad:
     
  18. Eddypikachu

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    Online games are gonna get muuuuuuch laggier now that there'll be an even greater abundance of people without ethernet
     
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    They're hoping it will increase sales of Joycons and entice people into buying the more expensive hardware... I don't know...
     
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  20. diggeloid

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    I don't know how the Switch hub works internally, but I know it has USB, ethernet, and HDMI ports. If the hardware for that isn't in the hub itself but rather on the switch, then it's possible they cut that out from the lite to save costs. Alternatively, the cooling isn't great on the lite and can't play at the higher resolutions and/or framerates you'd get from a docked original switch?

    Or maybe they just didn't want to deal with support requests from people who bought the hub but didn't buy a controller?
     
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