The gaming industry, like a gentle and beautiful flower, is blooming and developing rapidly. Nowadays, gaming consoles are becoming ever more elaborate so as to keep pace with industry innovations. Entertainment is, of course, the key driver of the evolution of the gaming sector; thanks to our burning desire to keep ourselves entertained we now have an opportunity to plunge into worlds of unbridled fun with such game consoles as PS, Xbox, and Nintendo. Today, we’ll be focussing on the Nintendo, the last and latest company to produce portable consoles, unlike PS, which suspended the production of PS Vita back in February 2019. Our team was honoured to be invited to experience the new Nintendo Switch Lite. Let’s switch it up.
Nintendo Switch Lite
First, let’s look at the big picture of the Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite is the newer version of its elderly relative – Nintendo Switch. Unlike the older sibling, the Lite version is a fully portable gaming console. This begs the question, why? The answer is rather logical, so we’re going to get into the finer points. There are some decent arguments:
- Nintendo Switch positioned itself as a hybrid console, that was both portable and stationary, although it wasn’t quite featherweight, during the game you’d have to take a rest pretty often because your hands would get tired.
- The Lite version doesn’t face such problems; it’s smaller in size and you can keep it in a big pocket. Developers refused to use two removable Joy-Con controllers with all the enhanced functions and instead they made a solid, monolithic housing. Abracadabra – we got a handheld console with modern games!
You can check out this brief video on it here
At first sight
After starting up, the console question of “why?” fades away. The image looks bright and colourful and the smaller display makes the picture look more detailed.
The battery is hardy but the capacity could be bigger. When you play Zelda on a full charge, the console lasts around 4 hours, which isn’t bad but not great either.
During our testing, we got burned by one small detail. It’s not something to make a big deal of, but in the future users could pick at it; there is a lack of bluetooth connectivity. We’re in 2019 and headphones with bluetooth are gaining more and more traction in the market. Every day, more and more people use them so not being compatible is a massive minus for the Lite version. However, the dimensions and productivity are the big plus. We give it a like and big thumbs up!
Is it worth buying the Lite version of Nintendo Switch? It definitely is worth it, says our eternal gamer. The Switch Lite is incredibly convenient for people who are constantly on the go. Airport waiting times or long road trips will fly by. Easy and accessible is the slogan of this console and it does indeed live up to its promise.