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Is the Switch Lite Good Value?

Discussion in 'Technology Discussion' started by Tony Sharp, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Tony Sharp

    Tony Sharp New Member

    I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on the Switch Lite? I was looking to buy one as I only have a 2DS at the moment and I want to play the new Pokemon games. The obvious drawback is that you cant play it on a tv but too be honest I don't think I would really make use of this feature anyway so the cheaper price is very appealing. The other differences don't seem too bad but I'm seeing that the lite is getting a lot of stick everywhere for being worse than the original Switch.
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  2. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member Moderator

    I'd probably stick with the regular one. You could at least replace the joycons on it if anything went wrong. You wouldn't be able to do that with the Lite. You'd have to send the entire thing in for repair or replacement.
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  3. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair Well-Known Member

    Switch does a solid job as both handheld and console. But, as a long-time handheld player myself for Pokémon, I prefer to use the docked mode of Switch which allows me to enjoy it more, specifically in Zelda: BotW or mostly online-oriented SSB: Ultimate, on a larger/quality screen. (Dock provides up to 1080p, handheld 720 only.)

    For Pokémon Sword and Shield, you'd probably want to explore the Wild Area in and out on a monitor or TV. But, it's also your choice to buy the game, Switch Lite, a screen protector, a case, and have around $10-15 on hand if you go for that route.
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  4. Kuroshi

    Kuroshi Well-Known Member

    If you are buying the Switch mostly for Pokémon, then the Switch Lite is a good value. The only games that you wouldn't be able to play so far are games that don't have handheld mode, and detached Joy-Con centrc titles like Mario Party, 1-2 Switch, and Just Dance. It's no worse than the original Switch, and actually better in some areas like battery life.
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  5. Xuxuba

    Xuxuba Well-Known Member

    Gonna be honest with you, i didn't think i was actually going to play it on the tv either, but nowadays i just play it on the tv. Which is weird bc i used to own only portable consoles before.

    Maybe it's because some texts are just unreadable on the portable mode. Maybe it's the better resolution, frame rate and sound or even the fact i don't have to charge it. I don't really know.

    I guess there is also the fact that nowadays i rarely go outside and when i do i don't really want to bring with me something as expensive as the switch cause someone might rob me or i might drop it/forget it somewhere.

    If i am gonna bring something it will probably be my smartphone bc i need it in case of an emergency and it also keeps me entertained for a while.
  6. shivaa

    shivaa Member

    The Switch Lite is good for Pokemon only
    I think you should get THE Switch, not the Lite one.

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    Last edited: Sep 2, 2019
  7. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    Currently, I'm on the Fence for myself. Mainly as it would be my secondary system, like when I got my 2DS back in January 2014. If I was to buy one, it would be for Pokémon Trading, like the 2DS and OG DS* back in the day. I already own the "launch" Switch, so I'm fine for SwSh launch. There are a few questions I'd rather find out before I buy, mostly due to account and saves related, which I hope it answered on day 1. Finally,I'm not planning to buy day 1 or SwSh Launch.

    *Actually my OG DS was purchased first, but I upgraded to the Lite just before DPs Launch.
  8. Auraninja

    Auraninja I'm ready to Smash

    Let me bring up a case with my mom.

    My mom pretty much only wants a Switch for Animal Crossing (and maybe a few select other games).
    Because she is part of the casual audience that wants it for a few games, the Switch Lite would work for her.
    (Although I might get the upgraded version, so we'll see.)

    This could apply to people who only want a Switch for Pokemon.

    Otherwise, if have a more dedicated interest, want to play multiple games, and don't mind paying $100 extra, then you probably want to get the "Switch Pro" or something.

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