Nintendo Switch Lite – Blue

(8 customer reviews)

$192.99

Last updated on 04:48 Details
  • Handheld Nintendo Switch gaming at a great price
  • For every member of your family, there’s a member of ours
  • Optimized for personal, handheld play, Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system
  • Includes: Nintendo Switch Lite system and Nintendo Switch AC adapter.
Product Dimensions

2.76 x 7.8 x 7.09 inches

Item Weight

1.54 pounds

Item model number

HDHSBBZAA

Batteries

1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

May 17, 2021

Manufacturer

Nintendo

Country of Origin

Vietnam

8 reviews for Nintendo Switch Lite – Blue

  1. James

    Let me start this by saying, I already have the V2 Switch, so I didn’t see the purpose of getting the switch lite.

    First impressions:
    – It’s slightly smaller than the V2
    – it’s lightweight but sturdier compared to the V2
    – It feels durable and actually has a d-pad

    Cons:
    – It doesn’t have the capability to dock like the V2 or OLED models
    – if the controllers break, they aren’t easily replaceable, as the controllers are a part of the console unlike the detachable joy cons on the V2 or OLED models

    Overall:

    I’d say this is a great way to get into handheld gaming, take on short or longterm road trips, or just for kids in general. It’s a fun, affordable, and compact option for new gamers and old gamers alike. Definitely a collector’s item and did I mention fun? 😂

    But for real, I love this little device

  2. Alex

    Update (Feb. 12, 2020):

    I originally gave this product 5 stars because the excitement of a brand-new handheld Nintendo console had not yet worn off. Now that I’ve been using it for a few months, there are a few things I take issue with.

    The first issue I’ve noticed is that the eShop is PAINFULLY slow compared to other devices. I understand that the Switch is behind other consoles in general, but I think there’s an issue when it can run Minecraft (a CPU-intensive game) better than it can run the eShop. I know that in my original review I said that the eShop lag wasn’t too bad, but it can be at times. I really don’t see the reason for this. I mean, it’s not a smooth experience at all. The icons take a while to load sometimes and if I scroll too fast I have to wait for it to catch up. It’s the same thing when I switch between the menus, too. And no, it’s not my WiFi.

    Now, the other issue I have is the home screen. On the 3DS, you could customize the icons however you wanted, you could put things in folders, and you could even have really cool themes! With the Switch, you don’t get any of this. You get a dark mode and a light mode. That’s it.

    Now, if you don’t care about these features that’s fine, but I personally like having the option to personalize my devices. Also, it’s painful having to scroll through the games you have installed on your switch because the icons are so large and you can’t make them stay where you want them. It’s just really clunky and annoying.

    Another thing is if you’re looking to you’re looking to use your Switch for anything other than playing games, you’re out of luck. There is no internet browser and no streaming apps. There is a YouTube app, but it’s kind of bare-bones and you can’t look at comments on videos.

    So, for these reasons I had to knock off a star from my review. The only reason I didn’t remove more stars is because I still believe the Switch is a great system with a lot of potential. I still believe that Nintendo should continue with this idea and I hope that they take people’s criticism into consideration.

    Oh, and this isn’t really the SL’s fault, but the screen is pretty small so certain games can be hard to play on it because it can be hard to see certain parts of the UI. Just something to look out for.

    Also, I know some people have already been experiencing JoyCon drift with this console, but I personally haven’t had a problem with it yet.

    Original Review (Oct. 2019)
    I really, REALLY love this system.

    I don’t own the original Nintendo Switch, and I got the Lite because of the lower price point and the lovely colors. I also wanted to play a lot of the games that are on the Switch, but not the 3DS. I was going to wait for the Zacian and Zamazenta edition to come out, but I decided I liked the turquoise edition better and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

    Now that I have it, I must say that I am very pleased with its performance. It runs faster than I expected from a system that is so small. I haven’t noticed any severe lag (although it does lag a little bit if I go through the eShop categories too fast).

    Speaking of size, the Switch Lite is perfect. It’s just big enough that I can see the screen just fine, but not too big that it’s uncomfortable to hold. Keep in mind that I am someone with fairly small hands, so a person with larger hands may find the buttons and joysticks to be too close/cramped for their liking.

    The screen resolution is one of the highlights of this system. Compared to my 3DS XL, the screen is fantastic. Seriously, I didn’t realize how bad the 3DS screen is until I compared it with this system. All the games look amazing, especially Super Mario Bros. U. Mario Kart 8 also looks great.

    Another thing I like a lot is the form factor. I like that everything I need to see is just on one screen and that the buttons right there beside it. It’s not that I don’t like the clam-shell design of the DS line, it’s just that this form factor feels more comfortable to me. Of course, the form factor does come with its downsides. For example, it’s going to be a lot easier to scratch the screen and the buttons. But that can be remedied if you just get a screen protector and a case to put it in.

    Another thing I like is that it comes with a charger. It seems like a no-brainer to put something to charge the device in with the packaging of the device itself, but guess what? When I got my 3DS, I had to buy the charger separately. Just another way for Nintendo to get money out of me, I guess. Luckily they did not make the same mistake with the Switch Lite. I also like that the cable on the charger is so long. It makes it easier for me to charge it and play it at the same time because I can get comfortable without worrying about holding my Switch in an awkward position.

    Although there are a ton of positives about the Switch Lite, I do have one complaint. My screen came with a stuck pixel. That really annoys me, but because it’s kind of a light green/white I can’t really see it when I’m playing games unless I’m specifically looking for it on the screen. I can only really see it when I’m in the eShop. It does suck though that an otherwise perfect system would have a flaw that can really be annoying at times. And anyway, Nintendo has said that it’s a common issue with the screens so I don’t expect that they would do much about it anyway.

    I was pretty disappointed when I figured out that the DS line of systems is pretty much dead now, but after buying the Switch Lite I’m kind of excited for the future of Nintendo handheld systems. I hope that they come out with more colors for the Lite and I also hope they expand upon this system like they did with the DS line.

    Overall, I think this system is a drastic improvement upon the DS line, but beware of stuck pixels and the fact that Nintendo does not seem to care about them.

  3. Jaldeep

    Yeah, I know I shouldn’t have bought it. I knew it was an impulse buy when I ordered it. I told myself things like ‘it will be great for on the go’ or ‘something to play in bed’ and a myriad of other things to justify the purchase. I knew Nintendo and it’s eShop has no official support for India. I knew the first party exclusives never go on sale. Hell, I knew that even if they were to go on discount, I’m not really interested in Mario Kart or Super Smash or Pokemon or most of Nintendo exclusive big name IPs. And I still bought it. “There’s indie games” I told myself. Some of my favourite games like Hollow Knight are indie games. “There’s Breath of the Wild” I told myself. One of the best rated AAA game by what seems to be the entirety of the planet earth.

    So, I ordered it. I also ordered Breath of the Wild (for 5.5k INR lol). I ordered a case. I ordered a stand. I ordered a controller. A screen protector. I was gonna be a Switch guy now.

    Nah. See, i already had a gigantic PlayStation library at this point with an astronomical backlog. Everytime i thought of getting a new game on the Switch, I would check the price on PS Store or wait for a sale, and it would always be lower than the Nintendo eShop. On top of this, I was slowly starting to migrate to a particular type of gaming – racing. I got really into racing. So I got a Logitech wheel and that ignored, sad little Switch was now all but forgotten.

    But wait, what about Breath of the Wild? Yeah, about that – it’s not that good. This is more of a subjective thing but after a few hours of messing about with the mechanics, it got old and boring pretty fast. It just felt like another open world game with a little bit more creativity. The controls and combat were clunky, the person who came up with the weapon degradation system needs to be put under police supervision because he/she is clearly a threat to society in general, and on and on. Look, I don’t want to turn this into a BoTW review but safe to say, I didn’t like it. The game that sold me the idea of the Switch.

    Then recently, I got a pretty beefy gaming laptop and that was the last nail in the coffin for my Switch. I honestly can’t even tell you where it is in my home. I put it in its case and I put it somewhere but I don’t even remember where at this point.

    So, why the 4 star review? Because, objectively speaking, it is a nifty little device. While I didn’t like BoTW a lot, I was blown away by the fact that such a massive game can be played on such a compact device that can be carried anywhere. The exterior design is simple and attractive. The build quality is average, not bad but I expected a bit better. The screen is good and has enough brightness. The speakers are mediocre but you’ll most likely be using earphones or headphones anyway. It is compatible with most big boi Switch games. The battery life is acceptable when playing heavy titles like BoTW. The UI is clean and friendly. Gyro controls are actually well implemented. It does have a huge library of indie games and even games like Dark Souls have made their way onto the Switch. So overall, the device itself is not bad by any stretch.

    Some cons – the shoulder buttons are not pressure sensitive rendering it useless for any racing games. The joycon drift risk is very much present. It supports YouTube but there’s no support for Netflix and a bunch of other streaming apps as of yet. The eShop is a mess to navigate through. Also, the fact that you have to pay money for Nintendo Online in order to play classic NES/SNES games is straight up robbery considering you can play them with ease on any emulator for free. Honestly, if the NES/SNES collection was free, I would actually use my Switch because those are the games that I want to play on the go. Pick up and put down. Also, as an Indian, it’s a lot of inconvenience just to buy something from the eShop.

    Anyway, this review has gone on for way too long. Personally, it didn’t work for me but it might for you. The device itself is a competent piece of technology. If you’re a casual gamer who likes Nintendo type titles and only buys a couple of games a year then this is for you. If you don’t have any other gaming devices but want one for indie games/older AAA titles that are ported to Switch but are on a budget, then this is for you. If you’re someone who commutes a lot or travels a lot, this is for you. Otherwise, think twice and introspect a little before you buy. Don’t let the impulse get the better of you.

  4. Abgar M.

    La consola me gustó mucho, su tamaño es realmente pequeño y es muy ligera, es perfecta para viajes movidos (se que la Switch original es portatil tambien, pero tiene un tamaño y peso considerable, que a veces la hacen un poco molesta para llevar en la mochila), el único problema que tuve es que la consola llegó con algunos raspones, al igual que la caja llegó golpeada, recomiendo a Amazon ser más cuidadoso a la hora de empaquetar las cosas, no es la primera vez que un producto me llega golpeado (juegos sueltos, rayones, cajas golpeadas, abiertas, etc). Recomiendo la consola si la quieres usar para viajar por ejemplo, no te vas a arrepentir.

  5. Adam Tulloch

    If you are on the fence as to whether or not you are going to invest in a Nintendo Switch Lite let me start by saying it’s definitely worth it! The unit has a great feel in your hand with a matted plastic finish. It’s great for not being a fingerprint magnet. The display is very sharp and clear and looks great when playing. You could almost say that the Switch Lite is the successor to the DS family of handhelds. I already own a regular switch but I’m glad I made the move to the portable version!

  6. Alfredo

    Compré el color amarillo y gris, particularmente recomiendo el amarillo se ve mucho mejor y no se le hacen marcas de uso como al gris.

    Ésta consola es la mejor que pueda haber existido en el segmento portátil, pues puedes jugar muchísimos títulos recientes que están disponibles para Pc, Xbox one y Ps4 en la palma de tu mando.

    Se siente muy cómoda al momento de jugar incluso por un largo tiempo, la pantalla tiene muy buen brillo y la resolución no se siente mala, su duración de batería es casi del doble en comparación con la switch normal.

    Pros: Duración de la batería, ahora si la portabilidad, buena jugabilidad y sensación de los botones, cero calentamiento y ruido del ventilador.

    Contras: Hasta ahora ninguno, solamente como detalle, si quieres jugar con el control pro o con otros joy cons no tiene como mantenerse de pie y la pantalla dividida para jugar con otra persona es muy incómodo casi no se alcanza a distinguir.

    No dudes en adquirir esta consola, el servicio de Amazon es extraordinario, y sobre todo el precio, yo las compré en oferta relámpago y con dos meses de bonificación con citibanamex en poco menos de $4,000 pesos.

  7. justme

    I really love this gadget. At forty-something, I’m a little embarrassed about how much I love it. A holiday gift card inspired the purchase; I have to admit, using it to get this was one of the best things I’ve done for myself in a long time. There are things in the modern, online Nintendo Switch universe that I wish were more clear. Maybe all those things were a little more clearly spelled out, for early adopters, but I feel like I’m stumbling in the dark a bit. A few days after I purchased a physical copy of Luigi’s Mansion, I tried to claim points for it. It returned a message saying the offer had expired, but I had only owned it a few days. Another annoyance for people in the US with limited incomes is the transaction fees on digital purchases (if your credit card company charges fees on foreign transactions). Those little fees can add up. At times, battery life seems to go quickly. I’m going to try a few tablet tricks, like turning down screen brightness and disabling WI-FI. Maybe this shows my age, but I miss the official, printed player’s guides. I only found two (Animal Crossing and Legend of Zelda Breath of Wild), and they were expensive. I liked those guides, because they were a road map, but the good ones didn’t spoil all the game play surprises. I’m not really into the YouTube walk-through idea. Even if I was, my ISP has a data cap. Overall, I’m crazy about my new friend, my Nintendo Switch Lite. Although, it would have been excellent to have the option to buy a purple one. Lol

  8. Andrew

    If you already own a Switch console (the dockable one) or a 2DS/3DS and are wondering if the Switch Lite is worth picking up, let me help you decide. The OG Switch has been reviewed to death, so this review will only cover the major differences between consoles as they are essentially the same things from a hardware standpoint.

    TLDR: Don’t replace your current Switch with this if you have one already. Definitely replace your 2DS/3DS with this if you’re in the market for a new handheld.

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    If you play or plan on playing your current Switch docked AT ALL, the answer is no. Don’t buy this. Besides the obvious fact this cannot dock and output it’s display to a TV, this is NOT a console built with local multiplayer in mind. Yes, you CAN connect JoyCons to it, prop it up against something, and play multiplayer games all on the Switch Lite. Just consider the fact that the OG Switch can also do that, and it does it much better. If you’re looking for a home console for your family, the Switch Lite ain’t it chief.

    If you’ve never once docked your Switch and are looking for a smaller, lighter Switch with no creaky plastic, this is EXACTLY what you are looking for. Is it worth shelling out 250 of your hard earned Canadian dollars if you already own a Switch though? Probably not, unless you plan on selling your old Switch.

    If you own a 2DS/3DS (or are looking to buy one) and aren’t sure if it’s worth getting this over those, just keep in mind that the Switch Lite is positioned in the market to kill off the older DS models. Nintendo has no plans for supporting the DS ecosystem going forward. For $50 more than a 3DS, you’re getting access to a massive library of games on Nintendo’s modern console. It’s a no brainer.

    The Switch Lite is the spiritual successor to the PlayStation Vita, not a doubt in my mind. If you are the type of person who plays games on the go and wants a more modern library of games, this is the console to get.

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    Minor/Major gripes with the Switch Lite:

    Major Gripe – The D-pad is atrocious. I am mainly a SSB and Street Fighter player, and I am unable to consistently hit certain moves that require a diagonal press. The D-Pad on the Switch Lite is ‘shallow’, it doesn’t stand tall from the case and I find it incredibly difficult to consistently hit diagonal movements. This is unfortunate, because comparing the D-Pad on the Switch Lite to the PlayStation Vita (both the OLED and Slim models), the D-Pad on the Switch Lite feels like an afterthought and I honestly would have preferred they kept the same button layout as the JoyCons. If you plan on playing SSB or Street Fighter, you may find it frustrating to pull off certain moves. For every other use case, it should serve you just fine.

    Major Gripe – The Switch Lite doesn’t have standard Bluetooth connectivity, which I think is honestly the dumbest decision Nintendo has made with the Switch consoles. If you want to use headphones with this, they either must be wired OR you have to buy a third party Bluetooth adapter to connect your headphones. Great, another thing to carry with your portable console.

    Minor Gripe – The game cartridge cover/flap that covers the slot feels really cheap and flexible, just a light press on it when it’s closed causes the entire cover to bend and flex, which doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence if you’re giving this to a child who isn’t gentle with their belongings. It’s great that the rest of the console itself feels solid and sturdy, but I can’t help but feel that if someone drops their Switch Lite, that little cover is going to snap off/pop open and the game cart might come flying out.

    Minor Gripe – The screen comes calibrated from Nintendo with a different color temperature compared to the OG Switch. Colors appear warmer on the Switch Lite, which I personally don’t care about at all but it was noticable and to some of you considering this, might actually be a deal breaker (you know who you are). Because color accuracy and temperature preferences are personal, I will not outwardly say which screen is objectively better because that is a completely subjective preference. I will say that I personally prefer the screen on the Switch Lite.

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    I’ll try to keep this review updated while I use the Switch Lite and discover more things I like and don’t like about it. For my use case, it’s a perfect replacement of my original Switch console and solves nearly every issue I had with the OG Switch.

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