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If you've had your eye on the Nintendo Switch Lite, then we've got some good news for you from Amazon and GameStop. Nintendo's newest portable console just launched a few months ago, and discounts are hard to come by on the popular device. However, both retailers are offering a $25 promotional offer if you purchase a Switch Lite. In the case of Amazon, you'll purchase the Switch Lite at its regular price of $199.99, but you can enter the code UUDDLRLRBA at checkout to qualify for a free $25 promotional credit. Unfortunately, you can't apply it directly to the cost of the Switch Lite at checkout, and it will instead be emailed to you within 7 days of your purchase shipping.... Read more...
Nintendo just reported its earnings for Q3 2019, and the company had some good news on the hardware sales front. If you recall, Nintendo introduced the cheaper and lighter Switch Lite during the quarter, which has resulted in a massive uptick in sales. According to the Japanese gaming giant it sold 4.8 million Switch consoles during the quarter, which represented a whopping 50 percent increase year-over-year. We can attribute that sales momentum due to the introduction of the Switch Lite, which is priced at $199 compared to $299 for the standard Switch. Nintendo sold 1.85 million Switch Lite consoles and 2.85 million Switch consoles during the quarter. As of September 30th, Nintendo... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch Lite has been a surprise hit with gamers as a successful follow-up to the original Nintendo Switch (which itself was quite the blockbuster at launch). The Switch Lite is a more robust device that ditches the detaching Joy-Cons, kickstand and ability to dock with a TV. However, gamers do get a smaller and lighter device, a slightly smaller display with greater pixel density, and a $100 price cut (making it $199). Now, the folks at 8BitDo are looking to build on the Switch Lite hype with the new 8BitDo Lite controller. Like the portable game console that it will be paired with, the 8BitDo Lite is diminutive in size and brings with it most of the functionality that... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch Lite launched to retail a few days ago, and a subsequent teardown analysis gives hope Nintendo may have addressed a Joy-Con drift issue that can affect the original Switch and the more recently revised version. We also get to see what's involved in cracking open and performing a DIY repair on the new model. In case you have not been following, here's the deal—Nintendo released the original Switch console in 2017 to much fanfare. It was lauded for its dual approach to gaming, as it can be slid into a dock to game on the big screen or played on the go with its integrated display. Then last month, Nintendo released a revised version with better battery life. The Nintendo... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch Lite was just released this past Friday, and it's already a pretty nice bargain compared to the original Switch. The original Nintendo Switch is priced at $299, while its "Lite" counterpart comes in at only $199. However, a new deal today over at Rakuten (via seller GamerCandy) has the console for $199 -- its regular price -- but you can add the coupon code "SAVE15" at checkout to take 15 percent off the price. That brings your total down to $169 with free shipping and no tax (depending on what state you live in). The new Nintendo Switch Lite has a 5.5-inch display compared to 6.2 inches on its bigger brother and it weighs in at just 0.61 pounds. It's smaller in... Read more...
If you have an original Nintendo Switch, now might be the opportune time to upgrade to a new upgraded model. The folks over at GameStop are running an enticing trade-in offer on the original Nintendo Switch, which will get you an additional $25 bonus added on to the console's trade-in value. Usually, GameStop will offer $200 if you trade-in a Nintendo Switch in working condition. However, that value is boosted to $225 with its limited-time promotion (which runs through September 15th). So, if your Nintendo Switch is looking a little worse for the wear (and is still working), you can take that $225 and put it towards the revised model which is priced at the same $300 as the original, bringing... Read more...
Nintendo over the past month has released two new gaming consoles: the all-new Nintendo Switch Lite and a revised version of the original Nintendo Switch. The Switch Lite is a smaller and lighter console with fixed controllers, while the revised "standard" Switch looks largely the same as the original, but features vastly improved battery life. We're now learning thanks to a new report that these new Switch consoles may be benefiting from a previously undisclosed hardware upgrade. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sharp Executive VP Katsuaki Nomura confirmed that his company is proving indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) display panels to Nintendo for the Switch.  IGZO panels... Read more...
Nintendo hit a home run with its hybrid Switch console, despite it not rocking the same class of hardware as Son's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One consoles. As companies are prone to do, Nintendo is offering different variants. There is a new Switch Lite console, and a revised version of the original Switch, both of which are internally exposed in a couple of FCC listings. These listings are teardowns of sorts, in the sense that we get to see some of the innards. These listings primarily focus on the wireless hardware, but we also get a glimpse of part of the PCB and several components. There are also shots of the undercarriage, with the bottom panel removed. Here's a look at the inside... Read more...
Nintendo on Thursday confirmed it is launching a Switch Lite console that will coexist with (and not replace) its regular Switch system. Following months of rumors and speculation, which had been kicking into high gear lately, we now know some key details about the upcoming console, including whether it will have a bigger or smaller display. Rumors and renders had pointed to both, but it will in fact be smaller. Simply put, the Switch Lite is designed to be a more portable version of the Switch, and as such, it is smaller and lighter than the regular Switch. Specifically, it measures 3.6 x 8.2 x 0.55 inches (HxLxD) and weighs 0.61 pounds, versus 4 x 9.4 x 0.55 inches and 0.88 pounds on the bigger... Read more...
Over the past month or so, we've been hearing lots of rumors concerning at least two follow-ups to the Nintendo Switch. Earlier this week, reports indicated that a Nintendo Switch Lite would launch in June with a more attractive price point than the $299 original. Today, however, Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa made it clear that a June launch is out of the question. "We have no plans to announce that at this year's E3 in June," said Furukawa. He also added that "[We are] always working on new hardware and we will announce it when we are able to sell it.” The Nintendo Switch has proven to be popular with gamers, partly due to the fact that it is a hybrid system that allows you... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is one of the fastest selling consoles of all time. As of December 2018, Nintendo had sold 32.27 million Switch consoles. Could a successor prove to be just as successful? Rumor has it that Nintendo will release a “lite” version of the Switch by the end of June and a a slightly beefier iteration by the end of 2019. The Nintendo Switch “Lite” will be smaller and less expensive than the current console. It is reportedly aimed at “casual gamers”. The newer Switch would still be able to plug into a television, but it would be more portable. One source hinted that the smaller Switch contains new hardware that is “different from the original”.... Read more...
Nintendo's gamble that gamers would be interested in a hybrid console that both connects to a big screen TV and can be played on the go paid off in a big way. The Switch, despite being relatively under powered compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, has proven immensely popular. Surely there will be another iteration at some point, and perhaps two more. According to a Japanese-language report at Nikkei, Nintendo is prepping a more affordable version of the Switch for a release this fall. There are not a ton of details to go on, but the Switch Lite, as we will refer to it, is said to be more compact. The smaller design will up the portability factor, as is the focus, though according to the... Read more...