The Nintendo Switch is about to get smaller and more affordable.
Nintendo announced the Switch Lite on Wednesday morning, a handheld-only version of their popular console-handheld hybrid.
Unlike the Switch, the Switch Lite features built-in controllers that cannot be removed. It also can’t be docked, which means that there is no television output. You’ll only be playing the Lite on the go. That’s a bummer, but for people who prefer handheld gaming anyway, it might not matter.
At launch, the Switch Lite will come in three different color options: grey, yellow, and turquoise. It will retail for $199, a full $100 cheaper than the Switch, when it is released on September 20.
The announcement is unsurprising but welcome. This follows a long history of Nintendo hardware revisions for their handhelds.
The Game Boy Advance spawned the Game Boy Advance SP and Game Boy Micro. The Nintendo DS eventually had a number of configurations, including the Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, and the Nintendo DSi XL. The Nintendo 3DS evolved with the 2DS and also had XL versions.