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It's always fun to have options. Learn more about the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems to see which one (or two) works for you.

Nintendo Switch

$299.99MSRP*

Nintendo Switch Lite

$199.99MSRP*
Play Modes
TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode
Handheld mode only
Compatible Games

All Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode

See details below ▾
Joy-Con Controllers

Comes with a set of Joy-Con controllers.

Joy-Con controllers include HD Rumble and IR Motion Camera.

Joy-Con controllers not included

System does not include HD Rumble or IR Motion Camera.

Nintendo Switch Dock

Includes a Nintendo Switch dock and HDMI cable. Docking the system allows video output to a TV.

Not compatible with Nintendo Switch dock. Does not support output to a TV. Therefore, it does not come with a dock, HDMI cable or kickstand.

Dimensions

4” high, 9.4” long, .55” deep (with Joy-Con attached)

3.6” high, 8.2” long, .55” deep

Weight

Approximately .88 lbs

with controllers attached

Approximately .61 lbs

Screen

6.2" touch screen

5.5" touch screen

Battery Life

Model number: HAC-001

(product serial number starts with “XAW”)
Approx. 2.5 to 6.5 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 3 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


Model number: HAC-001(-01)

(product serial number begins with “XKW”)
Approximately 4.5 - 9 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 5.5 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Model number: HDH-001

Approximately 3 - 7 hours

*The battery life will depend on the games you play. For instance, the battery will last approximately 4 hours for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Game Compatibility

Nintendo Switch Lite can play the games in the Nintendo Switch library that support handheld mode.

For games that do not support handheld mode, players can wirelessly connect compatible controllers (sold separately) to Nintendo Switch Lite. If using separate Joy-Con controllers, users will need to have a device to recharge them, such as the Joy-Con Charging Grip.

To find play mode compatibility information for specific games, please refer to the product packaging or Nintendo eShop.

Just look for the “handheld mode” icon:
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