There have been rumors for some time that Nintendo was planning a pair of hardware revisions for the Nintendo Switch, and that at least one of them–a cheaper version–could launch as soon as this year. The idea of such systems would come as no real surprise given Nintendo’s history of offering new iterations of its gaming hardware. E3 came without any word of such a device, but out of nowhere, Nintendo has now confirmed one of those rumored systems. It’s called the Switch Lite, and it releases later this fall.
This won’t replace the existing Switch model. The most notable takeaway, aside from the lower price point of $200, is that it can’t be docked with a TV, making it a handheld-only device. But there’s plenty to know about the new system, and you can follow along with all of our coverage below.
All of the core details Nintendo had to share about its first addition to the Switch family. [Read more]
The long sought-after D-pad on the left Joy-Con will be included with Switch Lite. [Read more]
Here’s what Nintendo has to say about the possibility of bringing that D-pad to its standard Joy-Con controllers. [Read more]
Alongside the colorful versions of the Lite, Nintendo will also sell a slick-looking Pokemon model, though it won’t launch until November. [Read more]
You’ll be able to move in between Switch devices, according to Nintendo. [Read more]