The Nintendo Switch Lite is now available for preorder on Amazon in gray, turquoise, and yellow, as well as the Pokémon Sword and Shield special edition consoles, via a tweet from Wario64. It costs $199.99 and will release on September 20th in the US, the same day that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening hits shelves.
Whether the Switch Lite is your first Switch or your on-the-go option, there are a few things that you should know about it. According to my colleague Andrew Webster’s hands-on impressions of the Switch Lite, “Nintendo says there’s no performance difference between the two models, and you can still use the same accessories with the Lite, including Joy-Con controllers, the Switch Pro Controller, and the Poké Ball Plus. The Switch Lite still supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, and has built-in gyro controls.”
One big thing to note is that the Switch Lite won’t be able to connect to your TV via the dock. It still uses USB-C to charge, like the larger Switch, though the port’s ability to output video is restricted to the $299.99 Switch model that includes the dock with purchase.
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