Learn more about the Nintendo Switch Lite
Since launching in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch has taken the gaming world by storm. Its unique design and a line-up of incredible exclusive games made it the must-own console for for 2017 and 2018. Now, two and a half years later, Nintendo are launching a companion console to sit alongside the original Switch; the Nintendo Switch Lite.
Smaller, cheaper, lighter, and with an improved battery life, the Switch Lite does away with TV connectivity and is a pure handheld console in the style of the DS and GameBoy consoles that have been beloved by generations of Nintendo fans. Available in a range of colours and with a vast library of games that includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2 and hundreds more, the Nintendo Switch Lite may just be the greatest handheld console ever.
The most popular Nintendo Switch Lite bundles
With the console launching in September, we can only speculate about what bundles we’re likely to see. However, thanks to our unparalleled access to retailer sales data, here’s our best predictions.
1. Nintendo Switch Lite Pokémon Sword/Shield bundle
Already confirmed as the Lite’s first special edition, the eye-catching Sword and Shield bundle is a light grey and features blue and pink buttons to coordinate with the two games’ artwork. It’s a fair bet that these bundles will also include one of the two new Pokemon titles, either as a digital download code or even pre-installed on the console.
2. Nintendo Switch Lite console standalone
The original Switch continues to see some of the best discounts when no games are thrown in, and while we typically recommend going with a console and game bundle for the best savings, don’t rule out picking up a Switch Lite by itself. The console will be available initially in grey, yellow and turquoise, and we imagine it will pick up a wider range of colours along the way.
3. Nintendo Switch Lite Mario Maker 2 bundle
We’ll admit we were somewhat surprised to see Nintendo fail to launch a dedicated Mario Maker 2 bundle when the game launched in June, but perhaps they’ve got something up their sleeve for the Lite. The game’s distinctive red and yellow colour palette would make for a truly memorable design, and Nintendo have a track record of offering one of their big games in a bundle in order to entice people to buy over the holiday period.
4. Nintendo Switch Lite Mario Kart bundle
Of course, you can be virtually guaranteed Mario Kart will be bundled with the Nintendo Switch Lite right out of the gate, if not by Nintendo in a physical bundle then at least by numerous retailers. The Switch + Mario Kart bundle has been consistently one of our best-selling combinations for over two years, and being able to get involved for just over £200 (rather than at least £280) will be a surefire winner.