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Nintendo Reveals Switch Lite Alternative to Console

The Nintendo Switch Lite was revealed Wednesday as a handheld version of Nintendo's console.

Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Switch Lite on Wednesday, a smaller, handheld-only version of its popular console.

The gaming device will cost $199.99, $100 less than the full, standard Switch. The Switch Lite measures 3.6 inches high and 8.2 inches long compared to the Switch's 4 inches high and 9.4 inches long. Its screen will also be smaller, at 5.5 inches to the Switch's 6.2 inches. It will be available in yellow, gray and turquoise.

Nintendo Reveals Switch Lite Alternative to Console

The Switch Lite will also feature a longer battery life and a D-Pad rather than directional buttons.

The Switch Lite will have no detachable controllers, stand, or dock, and will be unable to support TV mode. This will limit its out-of-box compatibility to Switch games that support handheld mode. Players will be able to connect wireless controllers to play the rest of the Switch catalog.

No bundle has yet been announced for the Switch Lite. It will be available for purchase starting Sept. 20. More information is available on Nintendo's site.

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