Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Pedz » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 pm

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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.

It's already in place. My account is on both of my Switches and cloud saves transfer between the two of them so I can switch between them.


What do you do with games without cloud saves? Like animal Crossing won't have them.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Dual » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:16 pm

Wonder what the battery will be like.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Super Dragon 64 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:19 pm

Pedz wrote:
Super Dragon 64 wrote:
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.

It's already in place. My account is on both of my Switches and cloud saves transfer between the two of them so I can switch between them.


What do you do with games without cloud saves? Like animal Crossing won't have them.

In those cases, I just use my main Switch and carry that one around. I've only had that issue with Pokémon so far.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Robbo-92 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:24 pm

Dual wrote:Wonder what the battery will be like.


Sure I somewhere earlier it’ll have a 20% to 30% increase, how accurate that’ll be is anyone’s guess though.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your pocket
by ITSMILNER » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:36 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
The Switch Lite can play all games that support handheld mode, although Nintendo notes that some games "will have restrictions".

The above is taken from the NintendoLife article, any thoughts on what that means? Are there games that specifically require the TV? I guess Mario Party will be completely unplayable on this.


Some games also have modes that can only be played docked (4players on Crash Racing for instance)

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Osito » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:38 pm

Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Pedz wrote:
Super Dragon 64 wrote:
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.

It's already in place. My account is on both of my Switches and cloud saves transfer between the two of them so I can switch between them.


What do you do with games without cloud saves? Like animal Crossing won't have them.

In those cases, I just use my main Switch and carry that one around. I've only had that issue with Pokémon so far.


That's great news! I had assumed it was like a 3DS and purchases had to be transferred over.

A quick google suggests you need to have the secondary console online when playing, which is a bit of a hassle, but a huge step in the right direction. :toot:

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by ITSMILNER » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:40 pm

It’s a great idea, seeing as a majority of the games releasing from Ninty this fiscal year are from (recently) handheld platforms (Fire emblem, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, LM3)

I’m thinking this will sell tons this holiday season, then we will see a ‘Switch Pro’ model announced and released next year to combat against the new Next Gen systems.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by gamerforever » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:49 pm

Its not a switch anymore. Should have released a new 3ds or gameboy, not this crap.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by HaruKazuhira » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 pm

As slick as it looks, I'll just wait for the pro version at this point. Even tho I primarily play handheld, it's still nice to have the option for TV.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Tomous » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:53 pm

gamerforever wrote:Its not a switch anymore. Should have released a new 3ds or gameboy, not this crap.



How would that make any sense, they'd have to start making games for another system them :lol:


This will sell loads of extra consoles they wouldn't have otherwise sold, it's a great business decision.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your pocket
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:57 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?


Including Breath Of The Wild!

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your pocket
by Tomous » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
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?


Including Breath Of The Wild!



It still has gyro built in.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Venom » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:15 pm

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Clarkman wrote:II think they could have made it prettier. Maybe a razor thin version called the Switch Blade :shifty:


:lol: That's the kind of joke I make and nobody finds funny but me!

I normally can’t handle jokes like that, but Clarkman got his point across.


Wireframe (independent UK games magazine) says this:


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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Ploiper » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 pm

as someone who has never taken his switch out of the house and has kept it docked 98% of the time, this switch lite appeals to me.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your pocket
by Sandy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:27 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Whats with their adverts? I'm sure one of the people on a skateboard was about 50. I guess they are trying to blur the perception of age demographics but even i think its embarrassing.


I skate with a 50 year old every week. People don't have to grow up into boring old people, they just do because everyone else does.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Meep » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:18 pm

The thing about removing the TV connectivity that rubs me the wrong way is that it feels like something they did in order to add value to the existing Switch to justify its price points. I can't imagine it being that much more expensive to just include the relevant port.

I don't know what price point they are going to set for the Switch Pro if and when they introduce it. Since the OG Switch is already pretty expensive, I would imagine they'd have to cut that and introduce the new model at something like the old price.


If I were to hazard a guess...

Switch Lite: £170
Switch: £220
Switch Pro: £270

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by gamerforever » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:18 am

Tomous wrote:
gamerforever wrote:Its not a switch anymore. Should have released a new 3ds or gameboy, not this crap.



How would that make any sense, they'd have to start making games for another system them :lol:


This will sell loads of extra consoles they wouldn't have otherwise sold, it's a great business decision.


It won’t sell as well as they want it to imo. This is why i dislike the new nintendo. This product is awful.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Errkal » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:48 am

Meep wrote:The thing about removing the TV connectivity that rubs me the wrong way is that it feels like something they did in order to add value to the existing Switch to justify its price points. I can't imagine it being that much more expensive to just include the relevant port.

I don't know what price point they are going to set for the Switch Pro if and when they introduce it. Since the OG Switch is already pretty expensive, I would imagine they'd have to cut that and introduce the new model at something like the old price.


If I were to hazard a guess...

Switch Lite: £170
Switch: £220
Switch Pro: £270


It will have been done to save space and cost.

When docked the switch boosts power, if you dont let it do TV it's "max" can be the undocked stats so the processor is cheaper because it isn't a faster one being clocked back.
Also if you are never going run at those top speeds you need less cooling which saves on space.

It's not just a switch made smaller, it will be different kit in there to run at the speeds they need for handheld only that's why it is cheaper.

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your (cargo) pocket
by Hyperion » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:01 am

So are future games going to be borked so they can be played on this?

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PostRe: Switch Lite | A party in your pocket
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:24 am

Sandy wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Whats with their adverts? I'm sure one of the people on a skateboard was about 50. I guess they are trying to blur the perception of age demographics but even i think its embarrassing.


I skate with a 50 year old every week. People don't have to grow up into boring old people, they just do because everyone else does.


Its not so much because everyone else does (playing video games is proof of that, doing that to a significant extent when you are over the age of 30 is ostracizing, no matter what games journalists try and tell you about shifting demographics), its more about taking a tumble less and less well.

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