- Nintendo just released a new version of its wildly popular Nintendo Switch console.
- The new console costs just $200, but it loses an important function that defines the Switch: the ability to act as both a home console and a portable. Instead, the Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld, like Nintendo’s Game Boy, DS, and 3DS before it.
- That said, the Switch Lite is a killer handheld console at a great price. It’s a particularly good choice for kids, or people who already own a Switch but want a dedicated handheld version.
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Nintendo’s new version of the Switch is the least expensive, most accessible way to jump into Nintendo’s best console in years.
It’s a smartly built little device that feels almost underpriced at just $200.
That lower price comes with a compromise, of course: The Switch Lite can’t switch between being a handheld game console and a home game console, like its forebear. But having spent a week with the Switch Lite, I’m convinced it’s going to be a hot item this holiday season.