If you travel a lot and don’t mind the lack of TV output … you might want to take a look.
The Switch Lite is for everyone who found the original Switch too big. Really, that’s it. By going with a smaller screen and fixed controllers, Nintendo has crafted something that feels more like a genuine portable console. The Switch Lite is significantly lighter and more comfortable to hold, it can finally fit into your pocket and, at $200, it’s $100 less than the Switch. The major downside: There’s no more support for TV output. The Switch Lite is purely focused on portability, but I don’t think many gamers will mind.
So, should you get the Switch Lite? For newcomers, it’s the ideal option if you never plan to play on a TV, or if you’re looking for something sturdier for younger players. But if you ever want to play games on the big screen, your only choice is to go with the larger revamped Switch.
- Light and comfortable to hold
- Directional pad!
- Solid battery life
- $100 less than the Switch
- No TV output support
- Small text is tough to see