Nintendo has updated their official Youtube channel with the announcement trailer for the Nintendo Switch Lite. Similar to what we seen for previous handheld consoles this version of the Nintendo Switch will be a smaller more affordable version of the console. Unlike the basic Nintendo Switch this version will specifically be handheld only so that means it cannot be used on TV screens. Additionally the “Joycons” will not be detachable from the console. In compensation the device will have a D Pad built in. Features such as HD Rumble will also not be available on this version of the console. The Nintendo Switch Lite will be available in three different colors and will be released on September 20 priced at $199.99.
Nintendo of America also revealed on their official twitter page that a Special Edition Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Nintendo Switch Lite will also be released this November.
#NintendoSwitchLite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will also be available beginning 11/8, while supplies last. This special edition is just in time for the holidays and the release of #PokemonSwordShield on 11/15. pic.twitter.com/IG0skYmQB9
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 10, 2019