Switch Lite Overpriced?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Basketto, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Basketto

    Basketto GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 25, 2019
    I’m sure people will buy it! Especially with pokemon coming out. However as someone that buys consoles in Aus, I can say as a fact you can buy Brand new switch consoles including a game for 439$ as prices have gone down, the Lite costs 329$ supposedly and mentions nothing about including any games. Considering the difference isn’t even 25%, it just baffles me anyone could be interested in a console that cant switch(the irony), no dock, HD rumble, lacks the ability to play certain games. The only good thing that can be said is, it has a DPad. I dont know how prices compare in the US and UK? So can’t really comment. I never intended in buying a lite, but was curious on other peoples opinions :P, on prices in other countries/ differences and how many people are actually tempted to buy the console and thoughts on its price.
  2. Thunder Hawk

    Thunder Hawk Firefox Master Race

    Jan 21, 2013
    United States
    It would have to cost around $150 or less for me to even consider buying it.
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  3. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    In the US at least, if we were to take the original Gameboy that launched for $90 in 1989 and calculate the cost now after inflation, the total would be almost $186.
  4. Username4321

    Username4321 Advanced Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    Australia lmao.
    US price is $200 vs the usual $300 not counting deals. The n3DSXL (Americans' hands were too fat for the regular model apparently) also cost $200, so the Switch Lite isn't too far out there as a "high-end" Nintendo handheld. It can be disappointing that it's not a low-budget device like the 2DS despite being the Switch's equivalent to it, though.
    I think it's an appropriate launch price but it's no bargain.
  5. mrtzera

    mrtzera Member

    May 25, 2018
    Go to Bronzil and you will see what means overpriced!
  6. mrcroket

    mrcroket Member

    Mar 14, 2018
    Its not, switch is still a powerfull handle device, indeed for 200$ you can't buy a more powerfull tablet (with better display yeah, but not more powerfull), also physical controls includes.
  7. Vieela

    Vieela GBATemp's official thinker™

    Jan 18, 2017
    It has to be understood that the Switch Lite is much probably targetted to a younger audience (guessing by the funky colors and the undockable nature of it), and much more importantly, audience with less money to spend overall. 100 dollars do make a difference, and yes, it strips away a lot of interesting features, mainly the dock and the separable joycons, but for someone who mostly plays alone and on handheld, it's perfect. If you are so picky about all the features of a console and whatnot, certainly you probably can afford something like the og Switch/PS4/XONE of all things.

    Certainly a lot of people don't need the Lite, but again, if you don't need it, if you think it's overpriced, or if you already have the og Switch, probably you don't need it anyways.
  8. swabbo

    swabbo Wot u doin readin dis m8?

    Mar 9, 2011
    East Yorkshire/ A Bin
    £199 in the UK, should be £160

    RHOPKINS13 Geek

    Jan 31, 2009
    United States
    If I had faith in the quality of the product, it might be something I'd consider, especially as a second console for a child. But, I have 4 joycons that all have various "drift" issues with the analog sticks. I have every home console Nintendo ever released in the USA, and of all the crazy controllers Nintendo has come out with, these joycons have got to be the WORST. They're garbage, it's like they were built to be disposable.

    At least with my Switch I can always buy more joycons. And sure, wireless joycons will work with the Switch Lite as well. But if those "built-in" analog sticks on the Switch Lite start giving you problems, you're stuck with them. Not worth it on any console that costs over $150 in my opinion.

    There were problems with the analog sticks on the 3DS too, but in my opinion the sticks on the joycons are the worst.
  10. Tac 21

    Tac 21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 2, 2008
    possible... if its true, there is STILL a marketplace for the 3DS... hence the 2DS models still being made or sold.

    sadly no more games being made- instead making due of the eShop and back catalog (which is amazing and not all of it can be ported over to the switch)
  11. kornjaca200

    kornjaca200 Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    If it could dock it would be ok, but for 200 it’s just too much drawbacks, and i’m worried about the controls issues like analog drifting on the regular joycons and bad d-pad like the pro controller.
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