Here Are The Differences Between The Nintendo Switch And Nintendo Switch Lite

Here Are The Differences Between The Nintendo Switch And Nintendo Switch Lite

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed the all new handheld-only Nintendo Switch Lite console. If you’ve been pondering what’s so different about it compared to the original Nintendo Switch, look no further!

Nintendo has released a side-by-side comparison of both hardware, which we’ve collated into a quick table below. As you’ll see, the Switch Lite does have some caveats for its cheaper price – but it could be a worthwhile purchase for newcomers to the system!

Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Lite
Price MSRP $299.99 USD MSRP $199.99 USD
Play Modes
TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode
Handheld mode only
Compatible Games All Nintendo Switch Games Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode
Joy-Con Controllers Comes with a set of Joy-Con controllers.

Joy-Con controllers include HD Rumble and IR Motion Camera.

Joy-Con controllers not included

System does not include HD Rumble or IR Motion Camera.

Nintendo Switch Dock Includes a Nintendo Switch dock and HDMI cable. Docking the system allows video output to a TV.

Not compatible with Nintendo Switch dock. Does not support output to a TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock, HDMI cable or kickstand.

Dimensions 4” high, 9.4” long, .55” deep (with Joy-Con attached)

3.6” high, 8.2” long, .55” deep

Weight

Approximately .88 lbs

with controllers attached

Approximately .61 lbs

Screen

6.2″ touch screen

5.5″ touch screen

Nintendo Switch Dock Includes a Nintendo Switch dock and HDMI cable. Docking the system allows video output to a TV.

Not compatible with Nintendo Switch dock. Does not support output to a TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock, HDMI cable or kickstand.

Battery Life

Approximately 2.5 – 6.5 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 3 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Approximately 3 – 7 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

We’ll report back when we hear more Nintendo Switch Lite news. The hardware revision will be hitting retail stores on 20 September 2019 in grey, yellow, and turquoise. Meanwhile, a Pokemon Sword and Shield edition will be released on 8 November 2019.

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