Nintendo have officially announced their long-rumoured Switch Lite, just weeks after E3 as predicted.
The new “Lite” model is a trimmed down, more colourful, offering with a smaller screen (5.5″ instead of 6.2″), improved battery life and now permanently attached Joy-Cons.
To accommodate the Joy-Cons in the new “Lite” body Nintendo have removed both HD rumble & IR functionality. Additional Joy-Cons can still be connected however, should you wish to play games with additional players or those that require the rumble functionality.
Unable to be docked, Nintendo are marketing the Lite as being “perfect for gamers on the move“. This further solidifies the Switch as Nintendo’s sole platform moving forward. Moving it into a position to replace the DS & its now ailing sales.
Available in yellow, turquoise & grey the new Switch Lite will be available in Australia September 20th for A$329.95; a price much higher than many expected.