Look At The Nintendo Switch Lite Photos We Took
We Saw Nintendo's Switch Lite In The Wild
Gamescom's roundup of news has been just as exciting as you'd expect from the biggest game convention in the world. We saw lots of new developments from the biggest games coming out before the end of the year, but perhaps the most exciting thing at the show wasn't something you could play at all: it was Nintendo's new Switch Lite console. While we didn't get to try the device at Gamescom, we did go hands-on with the Switch Lite at a demo event in New York.
The Switch Lite was announced recently as a more budget-oriented entry point to the Switch family. It's smaller and lighter than a regular Switch--but it's also cheaper. At $200 / £200 / AU $330, it represents a much more affordable option for people wanting to buy their first Switch. It does, however, lack the more expensive model's removable Joy-Cons, and you can't dock this version.
While we weren't allowed to play on a Switch Lite ourselves at Gamescom, we saw one of each of the new console's color variants--gray, yellow, and turquoise--running in front of us, so we decided to take some pretty pictures for you to get a proper up-close-and-personal look at the new device.
For more on the slimmer version of Nintendo's hybrid console, check out our roundup of all your Switch Lite questions answered. If you plan on picking up a Switch Lite, you may need a standalone controller so you can play from the comfort of your couch. Luckily, we've got a roundup of the best Switch controllers you can buy, plus a complete Nintendo Switch Lite pre-order guide.
In the meantime, you can whet your appetite with the photos below until the console launches on September 20.
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Turquoise, Turquoise, Baby
Here's a better look at the turquoise Switch Lite variant.
And now the gray model.
The Three Musketeers
The third color variant available at launch, yellow.
Unlike a regular Switch, the Switch Lite's controls are stuck on to the system body--its Joy-Cons do not detach from the screen.
Here's how the gray model looks from its right-hand side. You can even see the back of the yellow model--just about.
Many fans rejoiced when the Switch Lite was announced thanks to its more traditional Nintendo d-pad. Since the Lite's Joy-Cons don't detach, there's no need for its buttons to act independently, so they're free to join up in a more familiar d-pad formation.
Here's a close-up of the right side of the system's front--not much different here, but it's nice to look at, regardless.
See The Lite
Finally, here's an angled and slightly artier look at the trio of consoles, because why not. Damn I wish I could've walked out with one.