Switch Lite—because what else would it be called?

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Switch Lite—because what else would it be called?

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Post by Marilink » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 am

Announced by NoE today...



- Coming Sept 20th
- $200
- 5.5 inch 720p screen
- Not dockable/no video out
- D-pad
- non-detachable Joy-Cons
- 20-30% better battery life
- not Labo compatible
- no rumble

Also, there’s a pretty sexy Sword/Shield edition:

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Post by smol Kat » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:29 am

Oooh, the sword/shield edition is so pretty!
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Post by steeze » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm

the switch bright?

the switch twilight?

the switch goodnight?

the switch meteorite?

the switch suburbanite?

the switch degrees in Fahrenheit?

you can pick any of these, now, which do you choose?

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:27 pm

ooh the swsh version is pretty, i also like the yellow

i think the lite switch is a good decision overall, it gets the switch into the hands of people who maybe dont wanna spend the extra $100 for docked play, and an actual d-pad is welcome. the lower price point probably makes it easier for kids to convince their parents as a gift item too.
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Re: Switch Lite—because what else would it be called?

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Post by I am nobody » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:03 pm

Doesn't do anything for me, but I get what they're going for.

That said, searching for "switch lite" earlier this morning still brought up a privacy glass company called "Switchlite". They're probably the biggest winners here.

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Post by Deepfake » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 am

yeah, I've heard of light switches,
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Post by steeze » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 am

Have any handheld anything ever had a rumble feature?

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Post by Marilink » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:53 am

Drill Dozer

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:15 pm

^^cell phones have had vibration since at least the early 2000's, but in terms of a dedicated game console, the only thing i can think of really is the regular switch in handheld mode

also yeah drill dozer but thats an external rumble pak
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Post by Red » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:53 pm

Pokemon Pinball for the game boy color(?) had it's own built in rumble.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:51 pm

DarkZero wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:15 pm
^^cell phones have had vibration since at least the early 2000's, but in terms of a dedicated game console, the only thing i can think of really is the regular switch in handheld mode

also yeah drill dozer but thats an external rumble pak
I was gonna say my PSP has rumble but i realized that's not actually a rumble feature it's just how it feels when the poor thing tries to read the game disk

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Post by Deepfake » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 am

steeze wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:13 am
Have any handheld anything ever had a rumble feature?
There was a rumble cartridge for DS that went in the GBA slot
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Post by Deepfake » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 am

Apollo the Just wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:51 pm
DarkZero wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:15 pm
^^cell phones have had vibration since at least the early 2000's, but in terms of a dedicated game console, the only thing i can think of really is the regular switch in handheld mode

also yeah drill dozer but thats an external rumble pak
I was gonna say my PSP has rumble but i realized that's not actually a rumble feature it's just how it feels when the poor thing tries to read the game disk
my god there's nothing left, you blew them clean away
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Post by steeze » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:08 am

Yeah so Switch coming away with the only real built in rumble features without any extensions or plugins? I'd call that a win. I can't in good faith include cellphones in this question because I mean it's a cellphone. I don't think I've ever considered it a handheld gaming device. I'm sure some people would but I just can't suffer through mobile games.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:32 pm

There are some legitimately great games available for phones.

My one concern with this is the sturdiness of stuff like the sticks on the Gamecons since you can't quite replace them. Wish they would make regular Switch JoyCons with the new D-Pad but that doesn't seem to be in the cards

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Post by steeze » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:36 pm

Calamity Panfan wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:32 pm
There are some legitimately great games available for phones.
Yeah I'm just not a huge fan of it.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:10 pm

I do sometimes play games on my phone, but I don't really think of it as a gaming device because I primarily use it for other stuff. Couple rounds of Pokemon Shuffle and Flow and I'm done for the day.
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Post by MeowMan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:53 pm

now i want a home console-only version called the Switch Heavy

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Post by DarkZero » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:16 pm

^its called a Wii U
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Post by Booyakasha » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:25 am

...if I get a Switch, it's not going to be this version. I prefer home console gaming to mobile biz about 99% of the time.
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