Nintendo confirms portable-only, $200 “Switch Lite” for September [Updated]

Nintendo confirms portable-only, $200 “Switch Lite” for September [Updated]

After months and months and months and months and months of credible rumors, Nintendo this morning confirmed that the Switch Mini is real in a short video announcement. The cheaper system, which is “dedicated to handheld play” and not compatible with docking to a TV set, will be available for $200 starting September 20, 2019 in three different colors.

The more compact system shrinks the original Switch’s 6.2 inch screen to 5.5 inches, diagonally. The screen keeps the same 1280 x 720 resolution, though, resulting in a small increase in PPI and overall sharpness. The Lite system also reduces the original’s weight (from about 0.88 pounds to about 0.61 pounds, including Joy-Cons), height (4″ to 3.6″), and width (9.4″ to 8.2″).

Nintendo says there should be no performance difference between the two versions of the console when

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