Nintendo looks to be updating hardware for original Switch


At launch, you'll be able to pick up the system in yellow, gray, or turquoise.

To be clear: this isn't a review or a hands-on.

- Those two hardware lines are Switch Lite and Switch "New".

Nintendo Switch Lite owners will have to make a number of concessions should they choose the new handheld system over its larger sibling.

The Switch Lite will launch in Canada on September 20, 2019 for a suggested retail price of $259.99.

Without the ability to switch between portable and home modes, the Switch Lite instantly loses a lot of its appeal.

Our household has a Nintendo Switch already and I don't really play any video games while away from the house, so I don't know how much use I'll have for this console. In their testings, they could play Zelda: Breath of the Wild during 4 hours.

The Switch Lite's smaller price means that the system has to make some cutbacks, and while the display is still an LCD with capacitive touch functionality (and reaches the same 720p resolution), it's slightly smaller than its older brother - measuring at 5.5 inches. The Switch was predicted to be another failure by many analysts before it was released but, when the console eventually came out it blew up and captured the gaming market.

But if you don't need that functionality, don't play a lot of games on a TV, or don't even have a TV and would rather spend a third less money without compromising on any real gameplay features, there's the Switch Lite. Hang on. *Checks calendar*.

It's unclear from the FCC filing when we can expect to see these tweaked Nintendo Switch console hitting shelves worldwide. The second biggest change is the fact that the Switch Lite doesn't feature detachable Joy-Cons and the third biggest change is the fact that the Switch Lite is portable only.

Nintendo Switch Lite has integrated controls and is smaller than the flagship version of Nintendo Switch. This means that you can't connect it to your TV.

We're curious, though. Will you get one? Moreover, another main difference compared to the model now on the market is that the Joy-Con do not have the HD Rumble function, and above all, they will be fused inside the body, so it is not possible to remove them.