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Dr. Mario World is out.

It's OK, but it's not the same (or as good) as the original Dr. Mario.

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Switch Lite has been announced. US$199, it's out September 20 (same day as Link's Awakening). It can't be docked.



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Internally, the Switch Lite is largely the same as its older counterpart, with 32GB of storage space and a MicroSD card slot to add more capacity. However, it uses a more efficient processor, according to Nintendo. This, in turn, means its battery life is roughly 20%-30% better. The heat vents at the top of the hardware are also smaller, which enables the overall reduction in the hardware's size.
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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by ian » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:04 pm

I like it.. despite the battery life that's only gonna last half an hour longer than the normal switch. not enough battery for a fully portable.

When do we get the Switch Hevy? Always docked at full HD, only pro controls, and more powerful.
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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by melancholy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:12 pm

I was all on board until I saw it couldn’t be docked. Considering Nintendo’s track record, I can totally see them having no issue segmenting their own market. But that’s still complete shit.

Plus I’m sad that they named their handheld-only console the Switch Lite instead of the more apt pun, the Switch-Less.

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I was all on board until I saw it couldn’t be docked. Considering Nintendo’s track record, I can totally see them having no issue segmenting their own market. But that’s still complete shit.

Plus I’m sad that they named their handheld-only console the Switch Lite instead of the more apt pun, the Switch-Less.
For me the only deal breakers are, like I said the battery life and price. I have used my switch dock a grand total of 2 times in 8 months.
If they skimped on aimbot functionality, made it a 3.5" or 4" screen, removed all the joycon functionality, etc, etc, etc.. I still would have got one, but half an hour more battery life.. NOPE.. I want to be able to play 8 hours of breath of the wild on the battery.
And the price.. it's basically gonna be 330 dlooaridoos! WHAT?!?!?! $250, and I'd go yeah.. that's alright, but $330??? I paid $330 for my actual switch.

And Switch-less is fucking genius, I'm calling it that from now on! :rofl:
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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:51 pm

The Lite isn't worth it at the moment, unless you really want a smaller version and a proper dpad.

When it drops down into the 3DS price range it might be worth getting.

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Post by melancholy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:15 am

Someone on another forum pointed out that the regular Switch's dock retails for $80. Remove the dock from the package and the two versions are near identical in price. Considering all the features that were either downgraded or removed, there's no reason why they couldn't make the Lite more competitively priced.

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Post by darc » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:07 pm

The dock might retail for $80 but there's no way in hell that's what that thing actually costs in materials. I don't think it makes sense to do math like that.

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Post by melancholy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:21 pm

Yeah, and another thing I thought of is that the New 3DS XL was $200 when it launched, and it was nowhere near the power of this thing.

In the end, I guess really my only gripe is the lack of TV support. I mean, the Switch is literally named after that feature. Not to say that people would use it docked, but anyone that buys Switch games now will have to verify on the back of every game box if the game is Lite compatible, and that to me is a terrible business move.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by ian » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:55 pm

No mario party for switch-less!!

well unless you buy more joycons just to play it, which would put the cost around switch price anyway ahah.
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Harvey Norman & Amazon Australia have Lite pre-orders at AU$298.


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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by ian » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:09 am

Do those new controls have counterpart pairs?

Like the neon switch has red and blue, the pair you can buy separately has the opposide joycon in red and blue.
Mario party has pink and green, the pair you can buy separately has the opposite joycon in pink and green.

I wouldn't mind a pair of Neon orange.. if no pairs are available, I'll have to settle with neon green.
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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:12 am

I don't know. Possibly.

I like the blue one.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by melancholy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:17 pm

I also wonder if this new Switch model just has a better battery or an more efficient processor. If it’s just the battery, I wonder if you could buy them to put in the old Switch.

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Re: Nintendo General Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:51 pm

It's probably got the SoC that's in the Lite, so it would be a more efficient processor and screen as well.

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