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Nintendo explains why now is the perfect time for the Switch Lite

My time is now

After a very long round of rumors and speculation, Nintendo finally revealed the Switch Lite today. The rumors were true, and a revamped Switch is on the way that focuses on portable play. Why did Nintendo decide to plan out this product for release this year? Nintendo's Doug Bowser answered that question in a Verge interview.

“We believe the timing is right when we have momentum. This is the perfect opportunity for us to offer more choices, and to bring more consumers into Nintendo Switch in the third year. When you tie that with the software that we just announced at E3, we’ve got a perfect opportunity as we head into the holiday.”

Categories: Interviews, Consoles
Tags: switch

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merrycatto
Wed Jul 10 19 03:13pm
Rating: 2

As usual, one step forward, 4 steps back.

I'm.entirely with you on that one this time.

It's like they listened to the complaints about the joy con (L) not having a d-pad but they managed to screw up everything else in the long run. The lite isn't for me but hopefully everyone else will be okay with it.

Yeah, I hope those who wanted it are happy and enjoy it. As cool as it would be down the line to have an additional Switch for on the go go it just isn't for me. Hopefully it won't discourage developers from continuing to make bigger games for the existing Switch.

Considering the price point, those steps back were expected.

And you can still play all the switch games, just not as straightforward as the original.

The only real answer is Pokemon Sword and Shield. Any other answer, for me is PR spin. They needed a cheaper model to attract more of that audience.

"When you tie that with the software that we just announced at E3, we’ve got a perfect opportunity as we head into the holiday.”

The only Nintendo game announced at E3 was the sequel to Breath of the Wild and I have a feeling we'll see another Switch model before that game gets released.

lol I'm not touching that thing until Nintendo addresses the drift issues with regular joycons.

Different designs were used. Some joycons have a weak antenna signal that can be blocked by your hand. Mine were pretty bad. You should send it in for repair or replacement. I did and they were really cool about it since my neon yellow pair were technically a couple weeks past the 90 day warranty. I also sent in the original joycons as well. All is good now.

And the good time to announce/release the Switch Pro is whe NextBox/PS5 are around the corner, I get it.

But hey, Nintendo. You have enough money and partners to get back into the power race. After the Switch era is over...

bluntzy75
Wed Jul 10 19 04:28pm
Rating: 1

I hate it.. my kids love it.. either way I lose money

As expected, a revision is expected. I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo makes another one.

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