Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Frank » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:48 pm

Raydon4 wrote:Also looks like you can still connect the existing joy con and pro controllers to it (it just doesn’t come with any) so super Mario party and 1-2 switch will still work.


How would you hold the console and a separate controller though? ;) especially as they've removed the kick-stand entirely!

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by jawafour » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:58 pm

Frank wrote:
Raydon4 wrote:Also looks like you can still connect the existing joy con and pro controllers to it (it just doesn’t come with any) so super Mario party and 1-2 switch will still work.


How would you hold the console and a separate controller though? ;) especially as they've removed the kick-stand entirely!

Yeah, you can wirelessly connect current joy-con to the Lite and use the full controller functionality. You'd need to prop up your Lite against something whilst playing and I'd doubt many folk would bother with this... I can't imagine two people standing up with portable joy-con and playing whilst squinting at the small-ish screen.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Raydon4 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:59 pm

Frank wrote:
Raydon4 wrote:Also looks like you can still connect the existing joy con and pro controllers to it (it just doesn’t come with any) so super Mario party and 1-2 switch will still work.


How would you hold the console and a separate controller though? ;) especially as they've removed the kick-stand entirely!


Grow an extra pair of arms. ;)

Or get something like the play stand thing hori made.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Ironhide » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:01 pm

Should have called it the Switch Pocket.

I'm suprised they didn't include some kind of dongle to cast to a TV instead of the dock.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by jawafour » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:02 pm

As a separate, stand-alone system I can see the attraction but I have concerns about the capability / ease of using it as a secondary ("outdoor") console for existing Switch players.

I'm keen to find out more about this aspect!

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by PatSharpsMullet » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:06 pm

Ironhide wrote:Should have called it the Switch Pocket.

I'm suprised they didn't include some kind of dongle to cast to a TV instead of the dock.

They should have called it the Doesn't Switch.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Poser » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:07 pm

jawafour wrote:As a separate, stand-alone system I can see the attraction but I have concerns about the capability / ease of using it as a secondary ("outdoor") console for existing Switch players.

I'm keen to find out more about this aspect!


I can't see that it's significantly more portable than the existing console; certainly not to the extent that it's worth buying if you have a Switch and yearn to take it outside, but have been stopped because it's a couple CM too wide :slol:

However, as a cheaper 'in' for the kids, I reckon it looks ok.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by gamerforever » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:18 pm

Seems a waste of money. Spend an extra £100 and get the dock and detachable controllers. It also doesn't look that portable to me.

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by OrangeRKN » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:24 pm

jawafour wrote:As a separate, stand-alone system I can see the attraction but I have concerns about the capability / ease of using it as a secondary ("outdoor") console for existing Switch players.

I'm keen to find out more about this aspect!


I doubt Nintendo have anything in place to make switching between two switches (lol) easy for a single person.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Parksey » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:29 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
jawafour wrote:As a separate, stand-alone system I can see the attraction but I have concerns about the capability / ease of using it as a secondary ("outdoor") console for existing Switch players.

I'm keen to find out more about this aspect!


I doubt Nintendo have anything in place to make switching between two switches (lol) easy for a single person.


Yep, anyone who buys a Switch Lite purely to have a "spare" that they can take outside with them is lacking in common sense, given Nintendo's approach to all their accounts on their systems. I can't imagine them setting it up so your profiles and your saves can cross back and forth.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Godzilla » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:44 pm

Has anyone seen the special edition....

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Godzilla » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:44 pm

My god it's beautiful.... They have just got themselves a customer

Not out until November 8th though.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your pocket
by Errkal » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm

Frank wrote:"Explicitly handheld"
"You'll have to connect a separate joycon to use motion controls"

Wonder if they'll patch some games to support controllers other than joycons or if there's just going to be some games that the Switch Lite will never play?


They didn’t make any changes like that when the Wii U had no motion on pro controllers why the hell would they now.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Errkal » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:50 pm

jawafour wrote:As a separate, stand-alone system I can see the attraction but I have concerns about the capability / ease of using it as a secondary ("outdoor") console for existing Switch players.

I'm keen to find out more about this aspect!


Hahhahahaaha not a strawberry floating chance! I’m half expecting the same error you get on 3DS when you try and log into a second one.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by jawafour » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:50 pm

Parksey wrote:Yep, anyone who buys a Switch Lite purely to have a "spare" that they can take outside with them is lacking in common sense...

30% lighter, 10% smaller... I'm not sure that Switch owners exploring the portability of the Lite are "lacking in common sense".

Parksey wrote:...given Nintendo's approach to all their accounts on their systems. I can't imagine them setting it up so your profiles and your saves can cross back and forth.

The Switch's system functionality was updated to allow logon on multiple consoles (but not simultaneously) a few months ago.

Nintendo USA wrote:You can play digital games that you've purchased with your Nintendo Account on any Nintendo Switch console.

Please note that you can register one primary console per Nintendo Account. Once you've registered a primary console, your digital purchases can be played by anyone that uses the primary console. Other players will not be able to access your digital games on a non-primary console.

Once you've set your primary console, you can change the primary console whenever you'd like through your Nintendo eShop settings.

Physical games can be played on any system you like. Save data for physical and digital titles can be transferred between systems using Save Cloud Data backup (available to Nintendo Switch Online members) or the on-device transfer process.


The process may need to be slicker and it sounds like Nintendo is working in this:

Doug Bowser, talking to CNET, wrote:Yes, you will have the ability to transfer between devices, your gameplay experiences. More to come on there, but that is the intention.


Even so, I would have liked this aspect to have been cleared up before the announcement was made.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Preezy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm

Zero interest in this.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Balladeer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Same, but I’m happy with this existing and happier that it’s not a Pro addition, at this stage anyway. No splitting the Switch game power market for me please!

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:03 pm

I highly doubt Nintendo will have any sort of linked accounts in place for existing owners looking for a secondary machine but that comes from someone still smarting over having to re-buy the VC games I bought on Wii when I moved over to Wii U.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Miguel007 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:05 pm

If this gets jailbroken and can run everything upto PS3 then I might be interested, love the form factor - hope there is a Switch Pro Version.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Tsunade » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:17 pm

To me it looks like an overgrown GBA.

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