The new Nintendo Switch Lite release date has finally been revealed by Nintendo. This brand-new version of the Nintendo Switch is a much more portable version of their latest console and it’s geared towards people who are on the go. There’s a lot of information about the new Nintendo console (including the Nintendo Switch Mini release date!), so let’s get right into it!
New Nintendo Switch Lite Release Date
Let’s start with the one thing that everybody is probably wondering: when is the Nintendo Switch Lite going to launch? Nintendo typically gives us enough time to get ready before making a new purchase and this time around is no different. Thankfully, it won’t be too long of a wait, either. The Nintendo Switch Lite release date is September 20, 2019.
New Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition and Colors
The Nintendo Switch Lite colors will be yellow, gray, and turquoise to start. Bear in mind that the Joy-Cons of this portable version aren’t a thing; the controls are integrated into the system itself. Make sure you pick a color you really like because you’ll be stuck with it no matter how it goes!
If you’re really out for something special, you can also purchase the Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition. This special silver edition of the Nintendo Switch Mini features the two Legendary Pokemon from Pokemon Sword and Shield on the back.
Bear in mind that the Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will be a Limited Edition Nintendo Switch Lite. It won’t cost any more than the regular version, so you had better act fast if you want to get your hands on one! There are only going to be so many of these units out there in the world and you don’t want to end up paying five times the price on eBay.
Those wanting this limited edition Switch will have to wait a little longer than those buying the normal version. The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition release date is November 8, 2019.
New Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch Comparison
How is the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite different? While the Nintendo Switch Lite is cheaper than the Nintendo Switch, it also sacrifices some features in favor of portability and a lower cost. Here are the highlights:
- New larger D-Pad
- No dock
- No included HDMI cable
- No included extra Joy-Cons
- No output to TV
- No tabletop flip stand
- No IR camera
- No HD Rumble
It may be a bit of a bummer for those of you who were hoping for a cheaper Nintendo Switch, but the Nintendo Switch Lite is truly meant for portability. It lacks the capability to connect to a television and there isn’t even a stand! However, you should be able to connect additional Joy-Cons (sold separately) to play games that require motion controls.
There’s a lot of stuff missing from the Nintendo Switch Mini, but there is one tiny upside: the Nintendo Switch Mini D-Pad is much nicer than you might expect. This will give players an easier time controlling the games that they play, whether they’re enjoying a game by themselves or playing it with their friends by linking up systems.
You can compare all of the differences between the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite by visiting the Compare Systems page on Nintendo’s website.
New Nintendo Switch Lite Best Price, Cheapest Deals, and Pre-Orders
If you want to get a Nintendo Switch Mini pre-order, you’re going to have to wait a bit — this new Nintendo console was just announced, after all! You’ll be able to find out some places to buy it on the new console’s official website.
You’ll be able to get your hands on the Nintendo Switch Lite on September 20, 2019, at a suggested retail price of $199.99 or your regional equivalent. It’s not yet available in any stores, but it shouldn’t be too long until you’ll be able to buy one of your own!