For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Nintendo could have a new Nintendo Switch console in the works. The console in question has been referred to as the Nintendo Switch Mini, where its focus would be on being more affordable and also being more portable, where its Joy-Cons will not be removable.
For those who wouldn’t mind the idea of such a console, you’ll be pleased and excited to learn that Nintendo has since officially announced the Nintendo Switch Lite. This is pretty much as what the rumors were saying, where the console will be priced at $199, making it $100 cheaper than the regular Switch, and where its controllers cannot be removed. It also cannot be connected to your TV, so it looks like the emphasis is being placed on portability.
The Switch Lite will also be smaller where it sports a 5.5-inch touchscreen display versus the 6.2-inch found on the regular Switch. Unfortunately, the Lite version does come with certain compromises, such as the lack of HD rumble and IR sensors, which means that if you play certain games, you might run into compatibility issues.
However if you think that the cheaper price tag is worth it, then you might want to mark your calendar for the 20th of September where it will be available for purchase. In the meantime, there have also been rumors that there is an upgraded Nintendo Switch in the works, but when that will be announced remains to be seen.