Nintendo announces Switch Lite at $199.99, will hit the market in September

Nintendo has sought FCC certification for a new variant of the OG Switch featuring a new SoC

Nintendo has sought FCC certification for a new variant of the OG Switch featuring a new SoC

The Switch was predicted to be another failure by many analysts before it was released but, when the console eventually came out it blew up and captured the gaming market.

This will, of course, vary depending on the game you happen to be playing. Rumors were going around the internet a while back claiming that Nintendo is going to release a Switch Mini and a Switch Xl. Well, the Switch Mini has been revealed and the Switch XL is most likely still happening. It's coming out before the holiday season though and with sales for the original Switch tapering off, this release makes sense.

Console players might be disappointed since Nintendo is very fond of giving hardware update for its devices.

The new Nintendo Switch Lite will cost $199.99, which is $100 less than the regular Switch model. However, the Nintendo Switch Lite does have better battery life than its costlier sibling despite having a smaller battery cell, which lends some credence to the idea that the newer silicon will offer some tangible benefits.

"Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options", said Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser in a release.

Nintendo fans have welcomed Switch Lite with great enthusiasm, but many have wondered why the Kyoto company has made a decision to present the new portable console in only three colours, namely turquoise, yellow and grey.

If you're someone who has no use for the Switch's TV dock and you won't miss the detachable Joy-Cons, you could probably sell your current Switch, buy a Switch Lite, and potentially break even on the money side while gaining more portability.

Bear in mind that the Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will be a Limited Edition Nintendo Switch Lite.

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