At launch, the system will be available in three different colors: yellow, gray, and turquoise. Then, beginning Nov. 8, a special Pokémon edition will hit the streets, with the Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition set to feature cyan and magenta buttons paired with illustrations of the two new Legendary Pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games for Nintendo Switch.
Like the Gameboy and Nintendo DS before it, the Nintendo Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld gaming device. Unlike the full-size Switch, it does not include a kickstand, nor does it support video output to a TV, so there’s no dock or HDMI cable included.
“Adding Nintendo Switch Lite to the lineup gives gamers more color and price point options,” says Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. “Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games.”
The Nintendo Switch Lite will be priced at $199.99, with the Pokémon edition available for a limited time, while supplies last.
“November is shaping up to be a big month for Pokémon fans, with the arrival of this special hardware followed by the launch of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games one week later,” adds Bowser. “The Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition will be a great gift for Pokémon fans who want to play the latest games on the go.”
The new system will be compatible with all Switch games that support handheld mode, with Joy-Con controllers from the full-size Switch available to be connected wirelessly. A full feature comparison between Switch systems can be found here.