Where can I pre-order the Nintendo Switch Lite?

Nintendo Switch Lite colors
Nintendo Switch Lite colors (Image credit: Nintendo)

Where can I pre-order the Nintendo Switch Lite?

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, Amazon now has the official pre-orders from Nintendo available.Pikachu yellow: Nintendo Switch Lite - Yellow ($200 at Amazon)Dorian Gray: Nintendo Switch Lite - Gray ($200 at Amazon)Skies of blue: Nintendo Switch Lite - Turquoise ($200 at Amazon)Doggone: Nintendo Switch Lite - Zacian and Zamazenta Edition (at GameStop)

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 a party game. 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?

The Switch Lite costs $199, and releases 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.

Upcoming versions

As with most of Nintendo's handheld systems, this one will likely have additional designs for people to choose from. One upcoming version that we know of is the Pokémon Sword and Shield themed Switch Lite that's set to release on November 8, 2019. On the backside, it features the legendary dogs, Zacian and Zamasenta, and on the front side the colors of the buttons incorporate the colors associated with either version of the game. If you're a Pokémon fan or love to collect all things Nintendo, this is the Switch Lite to get.

Unlike the Turquoise, Yellow, and Gray Switch Lites, this special themed one has an Amazon listing, but it's not currently available for pre-order. However, you can find a pre-order listing at GameStop or Target.

Samuel Tolbert

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With a background studying engineering before he shifted his focus to gaming journalism, he's skilled at identifying technical advantages and disadvantages provided by different hardware. If he’s not writing something, he’s off playing video games, spending time with his pets, exercising, or reading. He's also fond of trying to draw things with his iPad.