The Nintendo Change Lite worth has been confirmed as a lot decrease than the present customary console.
This is good news for players who had been postpone by the excessive retail prices of the Change console, though it comes with drawbacks.
The Change Lite might be a handheld console within the full sense, being launched with out the power to play video games by way of docked mode.
It was confirmed at the moment that the Change Lite will value $ 200 to purchase and can have the ability to play video games on the similar undocked ranges as the present Change mannequin.
However players had been additionally anticipating one other console to be introduced, a Nintendo Change Professional console which value extra to purchase.
Rumours have been circulating for months that two new Change consoles are within the works, one which might cheaper, the opposite providing an improve in hardware.
However it seems we are going to solely be getting the Change Lite this 12 months, with Nintendo ruling out the thought of a Professional console showing in 2019.
Talking to CNET, Bowser revealed that there have been no different plans rather than a second console launch this 12 months.
“The Lite isn’t a sequel to the Change. It’s extra of a lower-cost spin-off. It’ll even be the one new Nintendo Change hardware this vacation, as Bowser says the bigger Change received’t get an improve proper now,” The CNET report reads.
“However perhaps that’s precisely what’s wanted. At least, it’s lastly a lower-priced Change.”
The plain hope for Nintendo might be that the Change Lite fills the opening left behind the 3DS, which has been a large success for the corporate.
It’s exhausting to see whether or not present house owners would hassle shopping for one other console nevertheless it may very well be one thing examined if house owners had been in a position to share accounts sooner or later.
Right here’s extra on the Nintendo Change Lite launch plans, which is able to see the brand new console arrive in 2019:
“Nintendo Change Lite has built-in controls and is smaller than the flagship model of Nintendo Change. It has no kickstand and, as a devoted handheld gaming system, doesn’t help video output to a TV. Due to this fact, it doesn’t include a dock or HDMI cable.
“The brand new system can play all video games within the sturdy Nintendo Change library that help handheld mode, though some video games may have restrictions.
“The again of recreation packaging and product data listed on the official Nintendo web site gives details about which options are included and which modes are appropriate with particular video games.
“Along with the three colors of Nintendo Change Lite out there at launch, Nintendo will launch a restricted Nintendo Change Lite Zacian & Zamazenta Version console on eighth November, that includes fashionable cyan and magenta buttons and illustrations of the 2 new Legendary Pokémon from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Protect video games.
“In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Protect, gamers will embark on a brand new journey by way of the Galar area, the place they’ll catch, battle and commerce newly found Pokémon and uncover the thriller behind Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta.
“The Nintendo Change Lite Zacian & Zamazenta Version console might be out there whereas provides final. The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Protect video games can be found 15th November for all Nintendo Change consoles.”
The Nintendo Change Lite console might be releasing on September 20 and won’t be accompanied with a Professional model.