Nintendo announced in July its new console, the Nintendo Switch Lite, confirming like this the rumors that we had been hearing for months about a cheaper version of the Switch, a machine that has sold more 35 million units in little more than two years.

But how is this lighter, smaller and smaller version different? focused on the portable game of the original Nintendo Switch? To answer this question, we leave you here a simple comparative table with all the official data that Nintendo has released:

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Lite

Game modes

Television, tabletop and laptop

Laptop

Compatible games

All Nintendo Switch games

All Nintendo Switch games compatible with portable mode. For those who are not, you should buy a Joy-Con separately

Joy-Con

Includes a Joy-Con set with HD Rumble vibration technology and infrared motion camera

Joy-Con not included

Nintendo Switch Dock

Includes a dock to connect the console to the TV

It is not compatible with the Nintendo Switch dock nor does it include video output for TV, so this model does not include dock or HDMI cable

Dimensions

4 ”high, 9.4” wide, 0.55 ”thick (with the Joy-Con connected)

3.6 ”high, 8.2” wide, 0.55 ”thick

Weight

Approximately 399g with the Joy-Con connected

Approximately 276g

screen

6.2 "touch screen

5.5 "touch screen

Battery duration

Between 2.5 and 6.5 hours depending on the game. An example: the battery will run out in 3 hours playing Zelda Breath of The Wild

Between 3 and 7 hours depending on the game. An example: the battery will run out in 4 hours playing Zelda Breath of The Wild

Official price

€ 299.99

199.99 euros

The Nintendo Switch Lite has gone on sale today September 20, 2019 in three colors: yellow, gray and turquoise.

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