Best answer: You can pre-order at a number of retailers, including Nintendo and third-party sites. While Best Buy was the first retailer to have pages for the different Nintendo Switch Lite models, stores like Amazon and Gamestop are catching up.

Nintendo Switch Lite: Everything you need to know

What's the Nintendo Switch Lite?

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a new model for the Nintendo Switch. It's been redesigned as a handheld-only and cannot connect to a TV. It's compatible with any games that have a handheld mode, which means almost everything that isn't 1-2 Switch. It's 5.5 inches and the controls are built-in, so there are no disconnectable Joy-Cons. It has a longer battery life than the original Nintendo Switch and can still play local co-op games with owners of the regular Nintendo Switch.

How much does it cost?

It costs $199, and it will release on September 20, 2019. If you have other questions about the Nintendo Switch Lite, you can check out the announcement article right here. We can't wait to get our hands on this one.

Best Buy was the first retailer with pre-order pages up, but others, like Amazon and Gamestop, have caught up today. Nintendo also has a listing up, but it's hidden among the other Switch listings. Where you want to pre-order will come down to personal preference.

Currently the Switch Lite isn't available for pre-order, but you can check out any of the pages for when the links go live.

Up for pre-order soon

Nintendo Switch Lite

Smaller, less expensive, just as much fun

Nintendo Switch Lite works solely in handheld mode, but it uses the same cartridges as the standard Nintendo Switch, so any of your games that offer handheld mode will be compatible, and it can link with Nintendo Switch to play local co-op games.

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