Nintendo Switch Lite Pros And Cons: Should You Buy One Today?

Posted: Sep 20 2019, 4:29am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Nintendo Switch Lite pros and cons: Should you buy one today?

The Switch Lite is lighter and cheaper than its predecessor, but what's the catch?

We have long been waiting for the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, and it’s finally here. But what do you think the buzz is all about? If you’re a diehard gamer and collector, should you get the Nintendo Switch Lite or should you just stick to the good old Nintendo Switch?

By now, you may have heard that the Nintendo Switch Lite is the lighter and more affordable version of the Nintendo Switch. True enough, the Switch Lite is indeed more lightweight and cheaper than the Switch. But what else is there to the Switch Lite?

#1. Cheaper.

At just $199.99, you can save a hefty $100 when you buy the Nintendo Switch Lite instead of the Switch that currently retails at $299.99. At around a $200 price tag, the Switch Lite is definitely a steal. Who would have known that you could buy your very own console at that price range?

#2. Better battery life.

Perhaps the biggest selling point of the Nintendo Switch Lite aside from its affordability is its battery life. The Switch Lite is specifically designed for travelling, which is why it’s practically built with a bigger battery capacity. The upcoming console lets gamers play nonstop for approximately 3 to 7 hours, while the Switch’s battery only lasts 2.5 to 6.5 hours.

#3. Portability and minimalism.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is specifically built for handheld play, that’s why its sturdy design is made for travelling. Because it only comes with the console itself, no other controllers, the Switch Lite sports a minimalist design.

#4. Wide range of game options.

The Nintendo Switch Lite also has access to the Nintendo eShop, where players can purchase digital versions of video games. You can expect that Nintendo will soon start to develop Switch Lite-compatible games soon. Game developers will also seek to make this possible because of the expected influx of Nintendo Switch Lite users as soon as it rolls out.

Now, if you’re wondering what the catch is, there’s only one:

#1. Not compatible with TV.

Because it’s built for the handheld gaming revolution, the Switch Lite only supports handheld mode, meaning you cannot enjoy the same experiences that you’re getting with the Nintendo Switch, which supports handheld mode, tablet mode (when you detach the Joy-Con controllers) and TV mode, letting you and your friends screen the game via your TV sets.

Perhaps that’s the only downside to owning a Switch Lite, which may not be a big deal for players who don’t spend much time playing their Nintendo Switch on the TV.

The Switch Lite is now up for purchase on Walmart.com, GameStop or Amazon.com. On Amazon.com, players can choose from three variants:

Nintendo Switch Lite Gray

Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise

Nintendo Switch Lite Yellow

There's also a limited edition called the Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta variant, to mark the upcoming release of the Pokémon Sword and Shield RPG games in November. They all retail at $199.99, $100 cheaper than their predecessor, the Nintendo Switch. The Zacian and Zamazenta variant is still up for pre-order ahead of its release date on November 8.

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