Nitendo Switch Lite: Is Nintendo Positioning It To Replace The Aging 3DS?

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After a series of leaks, rumors, predictions, and speculations, Nintendo finally announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, but is it really worth your money? (Photo: Nintendo of America/Twitter)

With the way things are looking right now, many tech analysts think that the Nintendo Switch Lite could be Nintendo's subtle way of positioning the upcoming console as a replacement for the Nintendo 3DS. Several factors like the pricing, special focused features, and smaller size, all make sense about the current assumption about the upcoming portable gaming console. With the Nintendo 3DS slowly aging and reaching the sunset of its gaming story, it is but right that the Japanese gaming console maker releases something for those who want more portability compared to the base model of the hybrid gaming console.

On September 20, 2019, the Nintendo Switch Lite will be available for $200. In terms of pricing, it is only $100 less than the Nintendo Switch which was launched in 2017. The major questions that gamers have include, what makes the upcoming gaming console different? Is it right for me? What are the pros and cons of this device?

To help you answer these questions, we have gathered the latest information about the Nintendo Switch Lite. Unlike the Switch that functions both as a handheld system and as a home console, the upcoming console only works as a portable handheld device. It is also a good platform for playing existing Switch games that support handheld mode, which seems like a great deal, but it is only on the surface considering there are lots of factors at play.

If you are the type of gamer that does not want to purchase accessories and is satisfied with what's included in the Nintendo Switch Lite package, then well and good. However, there are many games that have a lot of restrictions, particularly when it comes to motion controls. This includes the majority of motion control games. In other words, you will not be able to swing a sword at "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" or use your bow in "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild."

With the Nintendo Switch Lite, you will not fully utilize the Nintendo Labo kits. Aside from this, Lite owners will never be able to use the VR kit on their gaming console. Additionally, it will not come with a dock and is not compatible with the existing Nintendo Switch dock or support TV output.

The Nintendo Switch Lite will be released without any Joy-Cons but with buttons built into its entire system just like other handhelds produced by Nintendo. Discounting the key features, the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite and its relative equivalence with the Nintendo Switch could be Nintendo's possible flagship handheld console because of its ability to play numerous multiplayer games.

It has the ability to play many games that are playable on Nintendo Switch. If the endgame of Nintendo is to make the Nintendo Switch Lite as the replacement for the Nintendo 3DS, it is definitely promising for the future of the two systems.

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