The new version of Nintendo Switch is already in stores. With this Lite model, the Kyoto company wants to appeal to a more casual consumer base that doesn't care if it's entirely portable as long as it costs less. However, apparently it was going to be even cheaper.
As reported from the Wall Street JournalNintendo wanted to sell the Switch Lite for less than 200 dollars to make it a great success in the United States, although the main suppliers of the firm refused.
One of them says he spent months arguing with Nintendo for the price of a piece of Switch Lite. Mario's company insisted on minimize production costs, but finally he did not achieve the result he wanted.
Another interesting fact is that now one of Nintendo's battery providers is the company Murata Manufacturing, which in 2017 was made with one of the units used by Sony in the Playstation Vita, and now used in Switch Lite. This way, Nintendo tries to make Murata compete against its other battery provider, TDK Corp, to reduce costs, according to Wall Street Journal sources.
The console sells for $ 199.99 plus taxes in the United States, although if Nintendo were, would have been much cheaper. Here in Spain it costs about 229.99 euros, compared to 329.99 of the standard version.
If you want to know exactly how both models differ, we have told you today right here.