Nintendo Switch Lite

was revealed to the world yesterday, and we know the three different colors will be in the hands of consumers on the Switch Lite’s September 20 release date. But even though we’re well past 24 hours of knowing it exists, you still can’t preorder one in the US.Generally speaking, and this is extremely general, Best Buy gets preorders live before anyone else, followed closely by Amazon and GameStop. Walmart has traditionally pulled up the rear, coming in much later than its competitors in getting hot items available to its customers.

With preorders supposedly starting to go live in the UK, it’s just a matter of time at this point. The second Switch Lite goes up for preorder, we’ll update this and start shouting very loudly.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a cheaper, handheld-only model of the Nintendo Switch that’s compatible with any Switch game you can play in handheld mode. It comes in three colors–yellow, gray and turquoise–and retails for $199.99.

Nintendo will also release a Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition on November 8 for $199.99. It will arrive a week before the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Nintendo says this will be a limited edition that will only be available “while supplies last.”

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GameStop now has a live page to sign up for notifications when preorders go live.

Preorder Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition


The Switch Lite has a 5.5-inch touchscreen, compared to the 6.2-inch screen on the original. The Lite doesn’t come with a dock and doesn’t support output to a television. The hardware is a single device, so the controllers can’t be disconnected from the system, and they lack the “HD rumble” feature found in the $300 Switch. The left side of the Switch Lite features a regular plus-shaped D-pad, which ought to provide more comfort and precision when playing 2D Nintendo Switch games.

Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case and Screen Protector

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Nintendo Switch Lite Carrying Case

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Nintendo is releasing an official carrying case and screen protector for Nintendo Switch Lite that fits its diminutive dimensions.

Nintendo Switch Charging Stand

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Nintendo Switch Charging Stand

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The Nintendo Switch Lite doesn’t have “tabletop mode,” which means there’s no little kickstand for you to set up and jam away on your favorite games using a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-con. However, Nintendo does sell a really slick, extremely affordable, official charging stand for Nintendo Switch. It’s just $20 and it works great. Since it plugs into the USB-C port, it should work with the Lite, but we don’t know for sure! This is a great buy if you already have a Nintendo Switch regardless, but we’ll ask Nintendo about its compatibility and update with any new info.

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Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.





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