Is The New Nintendo Switch Lite Worth Buying?
Written by: TameGamer - 15:16 Aug-12-2019

With the new Nintendo Switch Lite soon to be released is it really worth the money?

At £199 it comes in around £100 cheaper than the original switch console but it comes with a few drawbacks. The main flaw which many people are talking about is the fact that you cannot dock it to your tv as it does not have the capability to do so. This isn't great as it means you cant play it on a large screen and it kind of defeats the whole unique selling point of it being able to 'Switch'. 

The Lite also does not have any detachable Joy-Cons and if you would like to play multiplayer games then you would need to purchase additional joy cons. Games that require motion sensor will also not be playable on the base switch console and you will again have to purchase some Joy-Cons in order to play them. All of these games will, however, have a symbol on the box so that you know you won't be able to play them on the Switch Lite. 

The other main differences are that the Lite does not have adjustable brightness which might be an issue for some people and the screen is slightly smaller. The smaller screen may actually benefit it though as the 720p resolution will have much more clarity to it, making the games look better. The battery life has also been improved from 6 hours on the original console to 7 hours on the Lite so you can play for longer.  

I think that if you are looking for a console to use on the go then the Lite is a good option as it is cheaper but if you plan on using it at home then the original is a much better deal and you can get it for around the same price preowned. 

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Not really unless you only play light games for not more than 2 hours at a time and handheld only, the price difference suffices the slightly bigger screen, the tv output, joy cons, not to mention that a new version of switch will be available really soon which almost doubles the battery life of the original one, it would be the same price as well they just will discontinue the old one, I'd rather wait and get that

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