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Nintendo Switch Lite Pre-Order Now Live!

svgJul 30, 2019NewsRiver

Aside from just getting smaller, here are some other changes with the new Switch model.

Nintendo Switch/Nintendo Switch Lite

Grab Your Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite is now up for pre-order on Amazon. All version including Turquoise, Yellow, Gray and even the Zacian and Zamazenta Edition are now available for grabs. Delivery is expected to happen on September, 20th!

The Nintendo Switch Lite will launch on September 20th, this year. The price tag upon release is set at $199, which is great news for everyone still holding out on getting this epic console. So far, the new model will play most of the 2000 games currently available for Nintendo Switch, unless the game requires the device to be docked (since the Lite cannot be docked). We have already outlined a few of the changes in the systems with our original article on the Nintendo Switch Lite, but we have decided to go into just a bit more detail.

The new model will indeed be smaller. Just how much smaller? The screen on the original Switch model is 6.2″, and the Lite will drop that to 5.5″. The overall dimensions of the hardware will also drop some. The original model is 4″ by 9.4″, and the new model is 3.6″ by 8.2″. Hopefully this size will accommodate more pockets than the initial model.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Aside from the hardware size, there have also been some mechanical changes internally. The Lite will feature a longer battery life than the dockable model. As per the usual in handheld devices, the battery life will jump from a range of 2.5hrs-6.5hrs on the original model, to 3hrs-7hrs on the Lite model.


Thanks to all the downsizing on equipment, there will also be a slight drop in the weight of the device. The original Nintendo Switch weighed approximately .88 pounds (with controllers attached), and the Lite will weigh .66 pounds. Not a huge difference, but enough to make the ease of portability alone categorize this device as a true handheld.

For more information on the Nintendo Switch Lite, be sure to check out Nintendo’s official website page for the product!

River Chandler

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  • James

    July 18, 2019 / at 6:47 amsvg

    The D-Pad will be important for some people. I play my Switch more docked than not with a Pro Controller, so the new model isn’t something I’m jumping on. I think @bmueller plays more docked as well, but more handheld than I do. I have big hands, so a real controller is more comfortable. I barely played my Vita because my hands would cramp up.

    • Kikki

      July 30, 2019 / at 9:48 amsvg

      I have extremely long fingers (overall big hands, particularly for a woman) so I know what you mean. The Vita is the pits for comfort. The only decent way to hold it also had your thumbs blocking the audio output. :/ I haven’t been crazy about the Switch as a handheld…I find it uncomfortable…so I hope this Lite version will be nicer in that way. Not for me, since I’m happy enough to play docked, but I know a lot of people have been waiting on either a cheaper version, or a more dedicated handheld version. Hopefully this satisfies both.

      • James

        August 1, 2019 / at 11:38 amsvg

        The Wii U gamepad was actually really nice for me. I’d be gung ho for a Switch XL, I’d play it more handheld then. But I’m not in the market for another one. I got that out with the 3DS. I think I had one of every version but the regular New, and my friends got my castoffs. They were my excuse to buy a new model: get them playing games with me.

        • Kikki

          August 1, 2019 / at 12:23 pmsvg

          I love holding the Wii U gamepad, too! Check out one of the latest posts here that includes some info about a comfort grip for the Switch…I absolutely love it. 😀

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