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Nintendo Switch Lite Announced - $199 on September 20th

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  1. [2]
    nothis
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    Damn it, they actually did it! That makes a console called "Switch" which can't switch to TV mode and can't detach its controllers. They went full-2DS.

    Damn it, they actually did it! That makes a console called "Switch" which can't switch to TV mode and can't detach its controllers. They went full-2DS.

    17 votes
    1. ThreeMachines
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      What else would they have called it? The “Nintendo GameBoy Neo, Compatible With The Nintendo Switch Game Library”?

      What else would they have called it? The “Nintendo GameBoy Neo, Compatible With The Nintendo Switch Game Library”?

      1 vote
  2. [3]
    hamstergeddon
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    I'm liking the pricepoint. Been wanting to try out the homebrew scene on ours, but I don't want to risk a ban from Nintendo because my wife will murder me if she can't visit people's towns when...

    I'm liking the pricepoint. Been wanting to try out the homebrew scene on ours, but I don't want to risk a ban from Nintendo because my wife will murder me if she can't visit people's towns when Animal Crossing releases. Sounds like a good chance to grab that for her and fool around with homebrew on the original.

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      NeoTheFox
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      You wouldn't be able to run homebrew on that - not now, not for a while. Even the newer switch consoles are immune to the bypass, and this one doesn't even have that joycon connector you have to...

      You wouldn't be able to run homebrew on that - not now, not for a while. Even the newer switch consoles are immune to the bypass, and this one doesn't even have that joycon connector you have to short to make the bypass work.

      6 votes
      1. hamstergeddon
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        I'm saying I'd homebrew the original, leaving the new one for "legal" play.

        I'm saying I'd homebrew the original, leaving the new one for "legal" play.

        1 vote
  3. [5]
    moocow1452
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    So, this is a thing. Kinda stinks it can't display to a TV, but if you are never going to use it in TV mode, it seems to be a reasonable trade-off.

    So, this is a thing. Kinda stinks it can't display to a TV, but if you are never going to use it in TV mode, it seems to be a reasonable trade-off.

    1 vote
    1. [4]
      Ephemere
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      I suppose I can speak up for the less disappointed crowd. I’ve had mine since launch and I’ve connected it to the TV perhaps five times in that span, so a sturdier, cheaper, portable only version...

      I suppose I can speak up for the less disappointed crowd. I’ve had mine since launch and I’ve connected it to the TV perhaps five times in that span, so a sturdier, cheaper, portable only version hits me pretty well. I’m looking forward to picking up a used one in a year or two for the kids.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        onlooker
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        What makes you think it's sturdier? Is it because the joysticks will be non-detachable?

        What makes you think it's sturdier? Is it because the joysticks will be non-detachable?

        1. TheJorro
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          Not to speak for them, but it seems likely. No matter what, there's a bit of flex when holding the Switch with the JoyCons slid and locked into place. You can't really hold the whole thing up by...

          Not to speak for them, but it seems likely. No matter what, there's a bit of flex when holding the Switch with the JoyCons slid and locked into place. You can't really hold the whole thing up by one JoyCon without it feeling like it may snap off.

          That said, I hope they fix the problems idenfitifed with the JoyCons. Replacing a JoyCon seems like a much easier task than getting one of these unibody Switch Lite analogue sticks fixed.

          5 votes
        2. Ephemere
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          Mostly. Mine flexes about the joycon joints a fair amount, which slightly bothers me.

          Mostly. Mine flexes about the joycon joints a fair amount, which slightly bothers me.

          3 votes
  4. [3]
    Eabryt
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    Figured this was coming at some point soon and the price seems to be pretty fair. The real question for me will be if there's any compatibility and syncing between Switch's.

    Figured this was coming at some point soon and the price seems to be pretty fair.

    The real question for me will be if there's any compatibility and syncing between Switch's.

    1 vote
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      moocow1452
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      Should be just as compatible with Online as a normal Switch, or you can do the transfer process.

      Should be just as compatible with Online as a normal Switch, or you can do the transfer process.

      1. ThreeMachines
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        How does Nintendo Online save syncing work? Is it automagical whenever you’re connected to the internet, or do you have to manually push and pull saves?

        How does Nintendo Online save syncing work? Is it automagical whenever you’re connected to the internet, or do you have to manually push and pull saves?