All the rumors turned out to be true. One of the worst kept secrets of the past few months will be launching September 20—the Nintendo Switch Lite.
The Switch Lite will launch with three color variations: yellow, gray, and turquoise and will be priced at $299, a $100 cheaper than a standard Switch. Nintendo is positioning the Switch Lite as a console for those who want to play on the go, a more portable Switch, if you will.
Of course, the Switch Lite is slightly smaller than a standard Switch, and it has an old school D-Pad instead of buttons, but it will sport a longer battery life.
Also, the Switch Lite will not have detachable Joy-Cons, a kickstand, and won’t support any TV mode, validating previous rumors. This is a true and handheld console folks.
So, is this the end of the 3DS? According to Nintendo’s Doug Bowser, nope.
“We’ll continue to support our 3DS family of systems as long as there is demand…”http://www.theverge.com
I wouldn’t hold my breadth though. The 3DS had a good had a good run, but it’s days are officially numbered.