It’s funny to see the difference a month can make. The Nintendo Switch Lite wasn’t much more than a rumour in June, and now pre-orders have started appearing in US stores. Because we’re just as excited about the console as you are, we’ve pulled together a list of retailers currently offering Nintendo Switch Lite pre-orders. You’ll find these below, including UK-equivalent offers.
New to the Switch Lite? Let us bring you up to speed. To cut a long story short, It’s a smaller, cheaper, and more accessible version of the Nintendo console that’s built specifically for handheld use. Although this means you can’t play it on your TV like the OG Switch, that does have the advantage of slashing cost - the Lite will set you back just $199.99 (or £200 if you live across the pond) instead of the original’s weighty $300. The previously detachable Joy-Con controllers are now built in as well, making for a very tidy all-in-one design.
As the name would suggest, the Switch Lite is also less bulky in general; this system weighs in at 275g, a whole 22g less than its sibling. While HD rumble, a kickstand, and the IR motion camera are casualties of this streamlining process, it does boast a 20%-30% longer battery life. In addition, you get the choice of three new color-schemes - yellow, gray, and turquoise. If you act fast, you can even pick up a unique Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition for the same price.
One last thing; be sure to keep an eye on our best Nintendo Switch bundles page (or this guide if you live in the UK) as we draw closer to release. We’ll update it as and when any tasty Lite/game combo offers appear.
US Nintendo Switch Lite pre-orders
There are three different colors to choose from here, not to mention a unique limited edition design - yellow, gray, turquoise, and a Pokemon Sword and Shield alternative. All of them cost $199.99, so you're still getting good value for money regardless of what you go for.
Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow) | $199.99
Nintendo Switch Lite (Gray) | $199.99
Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise) | $199.99
Nintendo Switch Lite (Zacian and Zamazenta Edition) | $199.99
UK Nintendo Switch Lite pre-orders
You can choose between three different colours when it comes to the Nintendo Switch Lite - yellow, grey, and turquoise. A Pokemon Sword and Shield alternative is available, but we've not seen it come up for pre-order yet on this side of the pond. Regardless, all of them cost £199.99 so you're still getting great value for money no matter what.
Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow) | £199.99
Nintendo Switch Lite (Grey) | £199.99
Nintendo Switch Lite (Turquoise) | £199.99
If you’re keen to get your Switch game collection ready before release and spread the cost (which is very sensible of you, bravo), be sure to check out these cheap Nintendo game deals - if you’re in the UK, go to the GB version by clicking here. They include everything from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it’s also got a few cheeky Nintendo Switch accessories to get you started. For example, it’s a good idea to look out for a Nintendo Switch SD card. The console only comes with a meagre 32GB as standard, so it’s worth grabbing something a little bigger to make sure you don’t run out of space.
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