Oh Nintendo just fucking surprised announced the Switch Lite lol
- Coming Sept 20th
- Not dockable
- an actual dpad????
- non-detachable Joy-Cons
- 20-30% better battery life (allegedly lol)
- no Labo
- no rumble
@eightbitsamurai This is kinda sort of bad. So many games are explicitly designed for detachable joycons and TV play.
I play a lot of games handheld, but the tv option is really valuable.
Yes it's $100 less, but that is a system without local multiplayer explicitly. Yes, it is truly a portable system, but in fragmentation really worth that?
@RC i guess u can like, use joycons to play those games, but that's $70 extra dollars, so why not just...get the original switch
i agree it's just gonna make things more complicated. some games just flat-out won't work with it either, apparently, which sounds like its internals are weaker as well
@eightbitsamurai I was thinking this might work for a child like the 2DS. But, I would not get this for my nephew.
I want him to be able to do multiplayer out of the box and Labo is a LOT of fun for him.
@RC @eightbitsamurai personally I’m psyched cuz my family is broke as fuck and that $100 makes a huge difference to us. The only games we’re looking forward to are Pokémon Sword/Shield and Animal Crossing New Horizon, which so far I don’t think will require motion controls. Plus, Nintendo claims identical performance and slightly improved battery, so I don’t see a downside.
@jellypotato I do use my switch a lot but tbh I barely used my joy cons for more than a year I'd say...got a switch pro controller with Xenoblade 2 but they still managed to break lol
My newer Joycons have held up better, but I've done more to help prevent deterioration (dusting more often, keeping the system in it's case when moving).
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