Earlier this week, Nintendo announced Switch Lite, a handheld-only version of its popular hybrid console. Opinions on Switch Lite were mixed out the gate: some mocked Nintendo’s decision create a Switch incapable of switching between home and on-the-go play, while others expressed excitement over its lower price point and increased portability.The new system’s monicker references both its lighter build and lower cost, but just how “Lite” is Nintendo’s latest piece of hardware? To answer that question, we measured its specs against those of other recent handhelds, including Switch, 3DS XL, Vita, and more. Check out the gallery below or scroll down to see how Switch Lite

stacks up against the competition. (Thanks to Reddit user bad_buoys for the inspiration.)

Switch Lite Size Comparisons

Switch vs. Switch Lite

Height: Switch Lite is .4 inches shorter.

Length: Switch Lite is 1.2 inches shorter.

Depth: Switch Lite is equal to Switch.

Weight: Switch Lite is .27 pounds lighter.

Screen size: Switch Lite’s screen is .7 inches smaller.

(All Switch measurements are with Joy-Cons attached.)

New 2DS XL vs. Switch Lite

Height: Switch Lite is .2 inches taller.

Length: Switch Lite is 1.9 inches longer.

Depth: Switch Lite is .25 inches smaller.

Weight: Switch Lite is .03 pounds heavier.

Screen size: Switch Lite’s screen is .62 inches bigger than the New 2DS XL top screen.

(All measurements are with the New 2DS XL folded.)

New 3DS vs. Switch Lite

Height: Switch Lite is .4 inches taller.

Length: Switch Lite is 2.6 inches longer.

Depth: Switch Lite is .3 inches smaller.

Weight: Switch Lite is .05 pounds heavier.

Screen size: Switch Lite’s screen is 1.62 inches bigger than the New 3DS top screen.

(All measurements are with the New 3DS folded.)

New 3DS XL vs. Switch Lite

Height: Switch Lite is .1 inches shorter.

Length: Switch Lite is 1.9 inches longer.

Depth: Switch Lite is .25 inches smaller.

Weight: Switch Lite is .12 pounds lighter.

Screen size: Switch Lite’s screen is .62 inches bigger than the New 3DS XL top screen.

(All measurements are with the New 3DS XL folded.)

2DS vs. Switch Lite

Height: Switch Lite is 1.4 inches shorter.

Length: Switch Lite is 2.54 inches longer.

Depth: Switch Lite is .25 inches smaller.

Weight: Switch Lite is .03 pounds heavier.

Screen size: Switch Lite’s screen is 1.97 inches bigger.

Vita vs. Switch Lite

Height: Switch Lite is .2 inches taller.

Length: Switch Lite is 1 inch longer.

Depth: Switch Lite is .5 inches smaller.

Weight: Switch Lite is .13 pounds heavier.

Screen size: Switch Lite’s screen is .5 inches bigger.

PSP 3000 vs. Switch Lite

Height: Switch Lite is .8 inches taller.

Length: Switch Lite is 1.5 inches longer.

Depth: Switch Lite is .15 inches smaller.

Weight: Switch Lite is .19 pounds heavier.

Screen size: Switch Lite’s screen is 1.2 inches bigger.

What do you think of the Switch Lite’s form factor? Are you interested in its increased portability? Let us know in the comments.

And for more on Nintendo’s latest hardware, check out these 11 Switch Lite color options we’d love to see.

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Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter @jdsirani.





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