Without a doubt, Nintendo has had a stellar year in video games. In total, the Nintendo Switch family of systems has sold more than 42 million systems across the globe and over 246 million games worldwide. Wow! And, just this past September, the Nintendo Switch Lite was released.
Today, on day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas feature we have the Nintendo Switch Lite. Let’s take a look at why the Nintendo Switch Lite is our day 8 choice and what makes it the perfect choice for the gamer on your holiday shopping list.
It’s compact, light and made for gaming where you go
The Nintendo Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld and thus is made for the gamer who plays mostly on the go. The Switch Lite doesn’t hook up to your TV, and the Joy Con controllers are not detachable.
However, it is lighter than the Nintendo Switch and features a 5.5-inch LCD touch screen with 720p resolution. While it has a slightly smaller screen than the 6.2-inch screen on the Nintendo Switch, you’ll never really notice it. In the 3 months that I’ve been playing Switch Lite, I’ve never once had an issue with screen size.
Moreover, the Nintendo Switch Lite has an increased battery life between 20-30% more than the Switch. And, the Switch Lite features a traditional control pad, which makes playing fighting games easier. Furthermore, the Switch Lite feels like a perfect fit in your hands. In fact, I’ve found that all the buttons on the Switch Lite are much more accessible compared to when I am holding the Switch in my hands.
Stylish design and colours for everyone
The Nintendo Switch Lite is available in three different colours: yellow, grey and turquoise. And, there is a special Pokémon Sword Zacian and Zamazenta Edition. Personally, I like turquoise best but my daughter likes yellow and my son likes grey. Regardless, there is a Nintendo Switch Lite colour for everyone.
Games, games and more games
The main attraction of one any particular gaming console is the games available to play on it. In particular what gives one console an advantage over another is the amount of exclusive games available to play. And, no matter how you stack it, in 2019 Nintendo delivered big time.
There are so many great games out on the market that there has never been a better time to own a Switch Lite. Games such as Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Daemon X Machina, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, Astral Chain, and New Super Lucky’s Tale are hit games released this year.
And, I highly recommend The Witcher 3 Complete Edition, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Octopath Traveler. In all, these are just a small sample of the over 2000 games available on the the Nintendo Switch Lite.
Exciting gift ideas
There you have it! Our gift idea for the 8th day in our 12 Days of Christmas feature is the Nintendo Switch Lite. As you can see, it makes the perfect gift for the gamer on your holiday list. While you are here, make sure to read my full review on the Nintendo Switch Lite for a more indepth look. Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas feature.