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Handheld Nintendo Switch gaming at a great price;
For every member of your family, there’s a member of ours;
Optimized for personal, handheld play, Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system;
Features a sleek, unibody…

Last updated on May 26, 2021 1:35 am
Nintendo Switch Lite – Coral
Nintendo Switch Lite – Coral


  • Handheld Nintendo Switch gaming at a great price
  • For every member of your family, there’s a member of ours
  • Optimized for personal, handheld play, Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system
  • Features a sleek, unibody design with fully integrated controls and a built-in +Control Pad
  • Compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode

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  1. Avatar of Vincent


    Basically a budget friendly Nintendo Switch that’s meant to be more portable. Unlike the iphone 11 and iphone 11 Pro, Galaxy 10e and Galaxy 10, iphone XR and iphone X, etc it doesn’t keep all features the same, just downgraded.In fact like the Nintendo 2DS (compared to 3DS) it actually takes away some features.If you already own a Nintendo Switch console, you can sync* or transfer from your profile/games/saves using your Nintendo account. Very simple; when you boot up system for first time it’ll walk you through it step-by-step*If you sync or link one account to multiple switch consoles, the non-main one has to verify every few hours to play downloaded games which can be a hassle if you don’t have internet connectionLet’s go through the list of changes:1. Size, weight, portabilityOverall size in general: The Switch Lite is basically the Original Switch (I’ll be referring it to ‘Switch’ moving forward) but with one of the joy cons detached.You think this will be more portable, but in practice from my personal experience it’s not. If you consider size onlyThe Switch can detach joycons for better storage. Downside is that you must be aware where you put the screen and joycons and attach them later.There is a difference if you pocket thing whole thing without detaching i guessSeeing the smaller size, there may be more hand cramping involved if you have giant adult sized handsSwitch Lite is lighter in weight, but it’s not a night-and-day difference. Not going to tell unless you have both side-by-side in each hand.Bezels are colored which is nice. It’s not black like on the Switch, so able to distinguish where the screen ends2. No detachable joyconsCannot detach joycons, making the logo snap/click sound clip that game trailers start off/ends with absolutely useless when referring to Switch line of systems in general.As one singular unit, fused into the system; feels more solid in the hand compared to originalDownside is that it loses some functionality in some gamesYou are not able to split controllers to let a friend playSome games that you can’t play on Switch Lite out of the box (as of this review) are:1-2 SwitchFitness BoxingJust Dance (Series)Nintendo Labo (Series)Nintendo Lano VRRing Fit AdventuresSuper Mario PartySurgeon SimulatorThere are also other games that’s not as convenient to play in handheld only like:ARMSFortnightMario Kart 8 DeluxeMario Tennis AcesPokemon Let’s Go seriesSuper Mario OdysseySplatoon 2Zelda Breath of the WildYou can buy joy cons to play on Switch Lite, but that costs additional $70 MSRP. Might as well buy a Switch at that pointIf the thumb sticks breaks or if there are drifting issues, you can have it fixed by Nintendo for $80.3. Cannot be docked to TV, no kick standNo docking station. If you own the Switch with docking station; the Switch Lite cannot fit in it.As of right now, there’s no official docking station for Switch Lite from Nintendo, and no 3rd party adaptersNo kickstand to play on tabletop mode. Seeing the smaller screen you wouldn’t want to anyway even when a lot of controllers are sync and people squinting their eyes when huddled around the system4. Has a D-Pad.Best feature of the system in my opinion. Better tactile feel when playing. Enhances gameplay especially when playing 2D fightersD-pad and other buttons (ABXY, shoulder buttons) are more muted when pressed which is great when playing in a public setting5. No IR, HD RumbleThe IR Motion Camera and HD rumble features have been removed. Games that support these features will not work on Switch lite6. Better battery?? 4-7 hours versus the 3-6 hours of the original launch Nintendo Switch.If you buy the newer 2019 model of Switch (Retail box with a lot of Red), the battery life is better than the Switch Lite7. New colorsComes in Turquoise, Grey and YellowThere’s also a Pokemon Sword and Shield ( Zacian and Zamazenta) Edition edition8. Smaller screen5.5 vs 6.2 inch screenResolution is the same at 720p, but more compact making it appear sharper with a 267ppi vs 236ppiOverall, I like the concept of a more portable (?), affordable switch, but I don’t like the fact that it exists.If it’s like the 2ds (with no 3d support). Devs (even first party) will eventually take away features in games in the future: motion controls, AR support, HD rumble, docked TV mode, etc to cater to a wider audience.They should have just made it smaller and kept everything the sameGood buy for those budget friendly, but if you like more options best to go for the upgrade if you can afford it.

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  2. Avatar of Burgh Mom

    Burgh Mom

    I strongly recommend AGAINST buying the Switch Lite. Downloaded content can only be played while connected to the internet. HUGE downside and problem since this is meant to be portable!!! Additionally, my 7 year old son can’t play ANY of the games that we purchased in the E-Shop for him because we purchased them under our adult profiles (a Nintendo rule!). This item is USELESS.

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  3. Avatar of Nathan H

    Nathan H

    Gave it 5 stars because there is nothing wrong as described, but parents may want to read this:I have two kids and we already own the original Nintendo Switch and have amassed over 40 games throughout the 2.5 years since the Switch’s release. The Switch Lite although nothing physically wrong with it, is completely useless to me and my family. I have two young kids, and all 3 of us have our own profiles which are linked under my main account via Nintendo ID. The problem is is that only the main account holder (me) can play the purchased games on both devices. So the Switch Lite does not work for either of my kids, only my main account. Yes, this can be switched by changing which Switch device is the “primary” switch, but the fact still remains that under NO conditions can my kids play both switch consoles at the same time, even if it is two separate games. If you have cartridges instead of digital downloads, you will not have this problem. I just fail to understand Nintendo’s logic with this. I understand that they are trying to protect their own content from unauthorized use, but in doing so are rendering their newest device completely useless to customers like me. I will be returning.

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  4. Avatar of iloveearmins


    Absolutely love my new Switch. I bought it specifically for Animal Crossing but I also found a few more games I’m interested in. So much cheaper than the regular Switch and the color is pretty.See more

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  5. Avatar of jennfle-89


    Although the price wasn’t 200.00 I still love my pink switch so much so so happy works amazing was indeed brand new thank you!

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  6. Avatar of Erica


    Comfortable design, light to carry, battery lasts at least 3 hours if not more and there are countless games you can purchase, as well as download for free. Also it comes charged and ready to use when you first buy it.See more

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  7. Avatar of delayed_reality


    Wish there wasn’t a shortage of Switches because prices are becoming inflated but the console makes up for how fun it is with great titles that are available for it. Animal Crossing New Horizons is a must have for every Switch owner, a gamer essential I’d say. It’s perfect for enjoying some peaceful time and having fun with others as well.

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  8. Avatar of mysterykit42.0


    Works perfectly, came in original box like new. The color is pristine and the controls are easy enough to figure out. I rather enjoy having just the one screen as opposed to the 3DS’s two screens. Back to the basics, in a way. I sometimes get carpal tunnel-like symptoms with my other hobbies, but follow the rules of the switch, taking a 20 minute break every hour of gameplay, and my wrists have nothing to complain about. Same goes for headaches, which though common on day one, lessen when you follow the directions the console comes with. Overall, I love it.

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  9. Avatar of Cari


    I already owned a regular switch, but wanted this coral switch lite as well. I love it. It is cute and has a variety of snap on covers you can buy for it. I drove almost an hour just to pick it up from another Walmart because it was out of stock everywhere near me.See more

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