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Nintendo Switch Lite pre-orders are now live everywhere

The handheld-only console costs $199.99

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Pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch Lite are now live across the internet. Most major retailers have opened up orders for the upcoming handheld Switch console, which will be released on Sept. 20, alongside the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake.

Nintendo’s much-rumored Switch Lite was finally announced in June, with a flashy commercial and plenty of details about the new console. Unlike the Nintendo Switch, the Switch Lite won’t have detachable Joy-Cons, though it can wirelessly connect to Switch accessories including Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers. It will also have a smaller screen than the original Switch, though the Lite does boast a longer battery life (3 to 7 hours of play) and a proper D-pad.

The biggest difference, though, is that the Switch Lite is a handheld-only console, perhaps driving the final nail in the coffin for Nintendo’s 2DS and 3DS devices. There is currently no way to connect the Switch Lite to a television, it can only be played as a handheld console.

Switch Lite consoles come in three colors: turquoise, gray and yellow. A special pink and blue Zacian and Zamazenta Edition Switch Lite console, tied to the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, hits shelves on Nov. 8. The game launches a week later, on Nov. 15.

Currently Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and GameStop have opened pre-orders for the new handheld console. As of this writing, Walmart hasn’t posted a listing; we’ll update this post as more pre-orders go up.

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