It's just that a handful of games are meant to be played when docked, either due to a fundamental design principle or by requiring players to use Joy-Cons as motion controllers. Nintendo does not now have plans to introduce this D-pad to Joy-Cons for the original Switch. The Switch Lite does not have removable controllers.
Go to the "Home" menu and select "Controllers". In addition to boasting a more affordable price tag and a smaller build, it won't have the detachable Joy-Con controllers, a dock, and the TV Mode feature as well, although it does sport a longer battery life.
The new Nintendo Switch Lite supports all current Switch software that can be played in handheld mode, which is nearly all of the titles available. For those who now own a Nintendo Switch, the company is planning to let users transfer their data to the new system. They are part of the Switch Lite chassis and can not be detached.
Look for this icon to know if a game is compatible with the Nintendo Switch Lite. The Switch Lite has a 5.5-inch 720p LCD instead of the 6.2-inch display on the original Switch. It's also not known how game sharing will work between consoles for those that buy their titles digitally, but we've reached out to Nintendo for comment on how that will work exactly. Anyone who has played the NES or SNES Classic systems can attest to how good it feels to play games with the classic directional pad.
Considering the standard Switch is $299.99 in the States and £279.99 in the United Kingdom, we expect the Switch Lite to be priced around £179.99 in Britain on release. "Now consumers can choose the system that best suits how they like to play their favorite Nintendo Switch games". But the Switch Lite will release on September 20 and will cost US$199.
The big question here, is what can one play on the Switch Lite? I've always enjoyed playing handheld games, and part of my loyalty to Nintendo was their handheld games. Check the comparison image below to see how that measures up, old and new.
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"This Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition features stylish cyan and magenta buttons and illustrations of the two new Legendary Pokémon, Zacian and Zamazenta, from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games".