Rumors had been swirling for quite some time now that a potential “Nintendo Switch Mini” was in the works. Today those rumors were confirmed when Nintendo officially unveiled the Switch Lite handheld gaming system, slated to launch Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 -- $100 less than the original. The Switch Lite will come in three standard colors: yellow, gray, turquoise, and for a limited time, a Pokémon-themed design will also be available
"We believe the two systems will complement each other and coexist in the market," Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said in a conversation with CNET, distinguishing the Lite as a "compact, lightweight, dedicated gaming device."
As its name alludes, the Switch Lite will be smaller than its predecessor, and will forgo the capability to “switch” between play modes. While the name sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, Bowser says, “now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games.”