With the Nintendo switch Japan’s most traditional console manufacturer is celebrating immense success. After the painful flop called Wii U, Nintendo took the bold step in 2017 handheld division and the business with stationary consoles to merge The result was a hybrid concept that is now more than over 120 million buyers has found. The switch can be operated as a classic console on the television, but it is also available in the so-called handheld mode playable, like the Game Boy or the Nintendo DS back then. This flexibility makes them so unique for many gamers. With the cheaper model Switch Lite the hybrid concept was abandoned again. It can only be used as a mobile console. But who is it for? Switch Lite actually suitable?
Who is the Nintendo Switch Lite for?
The Nintendo Switch costs around a third less than the standard model of the success console. For this price reduction, however, one accepts some limitations. The slimmed down model of the switch is designed as a pure handheld console. You can not with the TV associate. Although it is possible to use the console in multiplayer mode with external controllers, the shared gaming fun is likely to improve due to the smaller screens (5.5 inches instead of 6.2 inches like the classic Switch) within limits.
It also doesn’t have a rumble function, a nice feature for haptic feedback that many gamers may not need. The Nintendo Switch Lite (buy now €238.99 ) is however significantly easier than the large model and the battery lasts a little longer.
The Switch Lite is ideal as a second console if you already own a classic switch. his account including the digitally purchased games can be used on multiple devices. Also, the Lite is ideally suited for children who mainly solo or in online multiplayer to play. The big advantage: With the Switch Lite you can move freely and are not dependent on a television or monitor.
But also for PC gamer and owners of PlayStation or Xbox the Switch Lite can be a worthwhile purchase. In conjunction with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service, the Lite is an ideal second console to have thanks countless classics relive childhood games nostalgically on the NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Mega Drive and N64 virtual consoles.
Nintendo Switch Lite: Permanently cheap, hard to come by
The original Retail price is 220 euros in Germany. However, you no longer have to pay this amount. The Nintendo Switch Lite is currently available on Amazon for 199.99 eurosjust like MediaMarkt and Saturn available. In the past it was often cheaper, but there are currently delivery bottlenecks.
So not all colors of the handheld model are for under 200 euros to have. Considering that it is the standard model of the Nintendo Switch for 280 rubles you should think carefully about how much you are willing to pay for the small version. If you want to get the new Pokémon games Crimson & Purple anyway, the Nintendo Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition could be the solution worth. In addition to the game, you get a limited version of the Lite in an attractive Pokémon design. If you are interested in the premium model with an OLED screen, you will find it here.