The only reason to get a Switch Lite: full review

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  • Published: 20 September 2019
  • The Nintendo Switch Lite may not actually "switch," but if you're not concerned about having a home console it's a great way to get access to the platform's ridiculously good library of games. By the end of this video, you will know if the Switch Lite, or the original Switch, is right for you.

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Comments • 640

  • Quan Thomas
    Quan Thomas  8 hours back

    I only bought the switch lite cause it’s way cheaper then getting the original switch with is almost about $400.

    • GoombaSmash
      GoombaSmash  12 hours back

      My reasons for buying a lite were so I can take it with me on the go and leave my regular Switch docked at home, the d-pad and more comfort when sitting on the couch or in bed and play it as a handheld console. Only thing I don’t like about it is lack of rumble, though it’s a minor quibble for me. I don’t need tv output since my wife and I already have regular Switch consoles.

      • Crystal Spencer
        Crystal Spencer  14 hours back

        I prefer to choose the Nintendo switch lite, because I like the the portability with it.

        • Super Ticker
          Super Ticker  18 hours back

          Can you play fortnite on lt

          • General COCO
            General COCO  1 days back

            Reason to buy switch lite?
            Its inferior to the new bigdaddy switch but has more colors.
            Its basically the iphone XR/11 of the consoles.
            People will buy these like condoms and cigarettes because they cost less.

            • Blake Mullaley
              Blake Mullaley  2 days back

              I love this switch

              • Carlos T
                Carlos T  3 days back

                Thanks for putting this together. Love portables but I'm gonna spring for the OG. Miss that co-op and chill setup.

                • sailorcaramel
                  sailorcaramel  3 days back

                  I'm a portable gamer. Portability is important to me. It seems that the lite is better at this.

                  • Mr. Magic
                    Mr. Magic  3 days back

                    Just be like me and buy both 🤷🏾‍♂️

                    • Amanda Panda
                      Amanda Panda  3 days back

                      I've been playing to get a switch ever since I found out that Pokemon sword and shield was going to come out and I'm a huge Pokemon nerd so I really want to get switch now but the only thing is is that low budget and I have way too many hookups on my TV already so I think I might go for the Lite I'm still a little disappointed that they decided to make a new Pokemon game for a different system than a 3DS but I don't want to get left behind and I really want to check out all the new Pokemon that's on this game.

                      • julian sanchez
                        julian sanchez  3 days back

                        Too bad i have no arms

                        • Sakuhin
                          Sakuhin  3 days back

                          As a 19 year old girl who travels via train to uni the size is perfect for me, I tried playing my friends original switch and it was just to big for my tiny hands and I don't have a tv and want to just play handheld games so the lite is perfect for me.

                          • Matt Drews
                            Matt Drews  4 days back

                            3rd reason - you have an original switch you just want to leave on the dock at home and take the lite on the go

                            • WR3ND
                              WR3ND  4 days back

                              "That sweet Switch library." When it's considered a luxury to be able to buy games from someone and play them... -.-'

                              • Lucian Morales
                                Lucian Morales  4 days back

                                Reason to get a switch lite for me is since I'm a trucker and can't really bring around my whole console since it's a hassle to set it up

                                • Info Sun
                                  Info Sun  5 days back

                                  Great review!

                                  • Keith Dainton
                                    Keith Dainton  6 days back

                                    I got both.

                                  • Ktm S
                                    Ktm S  7 days back

                                    Or just get 3DS XL?

                                    • Haleed Saleeh
                                      Haleed Saleeh  1 weeks back

                                      Can I use my new psp 1000 momy.....
                                      NO!!!!!!! Go buy me a switch lite!!!!! Momy..!!!

                                      • Mr. Failure
                                        Mr. Failure  1 weeks back

                                        Switch lite it is. I can't remember the last time i played in front of a tv on a console. I just wish the lite had a bigger if not same screen size and better if not same battery performance as the updated v2. Very minor things that i can stand. Time to upgrade from 3ds.

                                      • mcdetleff puzon
                                        mcdetleff puzon  1 weeks back

                                        I think I like it , good battery life portable and light and good games it's a thumbs up for me

                                        • Kawasaki Man90
                                          Kawasaki Man90  1 weeks back

                                          Can’t wait to get one! I’ve tried both and don’t want to spend $300 on a console that scratches and cracks easily on the port and as for the Lite I really wanted to play handheld gaming again since the 3DS. I’ve owned a PS4 Pro and XB1X and none of those were fun as this Switch lol

                                          • Andrew Joseph
                                            Andrew Joseph  1 weeks back

                                            Better resolution and processing? No the original switch doesnt, sure the dock ups it to 1080p depending on the game, but in handheld the switch lite and og switch are the same

                                            • Dyke Hunter
                                              Dyke Hunter  1 weeks back

                                              My original switch is right joy con pins broke so I can’t play in portable, Which is why I have both

                                              • Thirteen Crowns
                                                Thirteen Crowns  4 days back

                                                Repairing and replacing those locks with metal ones you can get on Amazon is fairly easy. Need the screw driver to fit the screws and be careful when taking them out though.

                                            • Jonathan Zanders
                                              Jonathan Zanders  1 weeks back

                                              This is perfect for me I wanted something portable and a small size I could care less about that tv dock stuff lol

                                              • Kristofer Milhauser
                                                Kristofer Milhauser  2 weeks back

                                                Every seems to be knocking it but this would be perfect for van life or a minimalist lifestyle

                                                • Paul Billy
                                                  Paul Billy  2 weeks back

                                                  What up Jeff, I miss the 404

                                                  • Hirakai Ko
                                                    Hirakai Ko  2 weeks back

                                                    The only reason is money tbh.

                                                    • Name
                                                      Name  2 weeks back

                                                      is it true that u cant play without a internet connection on the switch light?

                                                      • TheArabianGulf4ever
                                                        TheArabianGulf4ever  2 weeks back

                                                        I bought the switch lite for my son yesterday for his birthday (turquoise color)!! He was super happy with it , the screen size is much better and colorful than what I thought. The bettery is also decent. The d-pad, also how lite and comfortable it feels on your hand eapecially for your child. It also much easier to carry around due to its weight!! I can say that I am %100 satisfied with my purchase. I got the console with a deal of 3 switch games for only $320.

                                                        • CNET
                                                          CNET   2 weeks back

                                                          Nice!

                                                      • Hooddowntime
                                                        Hooddowntime  2 weeks back

                                                        Feels so good to hold, that what’s she said

                                                        • Micah Ashman
                                                          Micah Ashman  2 weeks back

                                                          *DRIFT*

                                                          • Andrew Orr
                                                            Andrew Orr  2 weeks back

                                                            They call it the Switch "Lite" because it now has 50% less functionality and sugar than the original Switch!

                                                            • Dpoet jones
                                                              Dpoet jones  3 weeks back

                                                              Yep it all works for me, I own an X box one x and wanted a portable console

                                                              • Dinosaurs of 2016
                                                                Dinosaurs of 2016  3 weeks back

                                                                The switch lite feels durable and it’s smaller size doesn’t embarrass me in public like the original switch does. Still waiting on the Bluetooth headphones support.

                                                              • Evil Withen
                                                                Evil Withen  3 weeks back

                                                                i have 1 reason ...you can't to play 1.2 sandwitch on the nintendo sandwitch mini because you need use the joy con that's why l😂l

                                                                • Doshi
                                                                  Doshi  3 weeks back

                                                                  I'd like to see a pro switch that is same design as the light just little bigger, no more joy cons..there stupid and more different colors like purple

                                                                  • Justin Pineda P&V
                                                                    Justin Pineda P&V  3 weeks back

                                                                    It’s what the Vita should have been TBH.

                                                                    • Blue Eyed Tech
                                                                      Blue Eyed Tech  5 days back

                                                                      Justin Pineda P&V I meant if it had remote play for the PS4. I would like to play My PS4 games on the switch

                                                                    • Justin Pineda P&V
                                                                      Justin Pineda P&V  5 days back

                                                                      Blue Eyed Tech who needs remote play when you can play games natively on switch? lol

                                                                    • Blue Eyed Tech
                                                                      Blue Eyed Tech  5 days back

                                                                      I agree with you. It would be awesome if remote play came to the switch but I know that won’t happen

                                                                  • grantimus
                                                                    grantimus  3 weeks back

                                                                    Yo Bakalar I need that Switch PRO with TRIPLE KICKSTANDS

                                                                    • Richard Winter
                                                                      Richard Winter  3 weeks back

                                                                      I already own a switch but will most likely buy the lite for the sole reason of playing single player games that I would've most like played on the gameboy. I.E. Link's Awakening, the upcoming Pokemon games, Golf Story etc.

                                                                      • Richard Winter
                                                                        Richard Winter  3 weeks back

                                                                        Do you want a gameboy with the capability and access to Triple-A titles?

                                                                        • Cheezus Christ
                                                                          Cheezus Christ  4 weeks back

                                                                          Does the lite run as well as the original? eg. how much it lags or load times

                                                                          • Cheezus Christ
                                                                            Cheezus Christ  3 weeks back

                                                                            @HotSause ok thank you

                                                                          • HotSause
                                                                            HotSause  3 weeks back

                                                                            Exact same processing hardware inside (processor and ram, SD card bus speed) as the new switch revision. Other than smaller battery. But it does still last longer than the older switch revision.

                                                                        • Zoltán Domján
                                                                          Zoltán Domján  4 weeks back

                                                                          Or I have small hands? Or I prefer the new design? Or I don’t care about TV play as I have PC for that? See, 3 reasons!

                                                                          What a misleading title...

                                                                          • Tusk
                                                                            Tusk  4 weeks back

                                                                            Nobody needed this, but we still love it...

                                                                            • Darknecro q
                                                                              Darknecro q  3 weeks back

                                                                              1) Better option for kids. (More pleasable colours, portable, smaller, cheaper)

                                                                              2) People that have a busy schedule. (Don't have time to go home and dock their Switch, a Lite would be much more efficient).

                                                                              A few people will definitely need it.

                                                                          • sadibou sow
                                                                            sadibou sow  4 weeks back

                                                                            "Incredible" library?

                                                                          • GlaciaTheWolfsky
                                                                            GlaciaTheWolfsky  4 weeks back

                                                                            Im getting one because i am on the go alot. I ride the public buses everywhere and it takes a half hour to an hour to get anywhere and i need something to do while im waiting. I'd also just play it at home on the couch.

                                                                            • Alex Hanson
                                                                              Alex Hanson  4 weeks back

                                                                              What aren’t dealbreakers for you are definitely deal breakers for me lmao

                                                                              • Hey Man
                                                                                Hey Man  4 weeks back

                                                                                Kawasaki Train and Nintendo

                                                                                2 Japanese products