I bought myself a Switch Lite about six months ago, and friends, it is hands down the best purchase I have made for myself in I don’t even know how long. (Note, by the way, that I say that as someone whose household has had a regular Switch for communal use since the system originally launched!) I love it. I love how light it is. I love how compact it is. I love how easy it is to use, And, key point, for the kinds of games I’m playing these days — mostly cozy games (might I recommend Potion Permit or Cat Café Manager?) excellent for snuggling up on the couch with — it is pretty much the ideal system.
True, it lacks the ability to connect with a television for big-screen gaming, and admittedly, it’s still a bit of an investment — but honestly, I went for the Switch Lite because it’s so much more portable than the regular Switch is, and honestly, the price point is cheap for a console. (Looking at you, eye-wateringly expensive PS5 and Steam Deck.) And it was 100% worth it: I cannot tell you how much use I’ve gotten out of it, or how much more I expect to get out of it as time goes on.
Promising review: “Over four months of use, still running well, no regrets! I have officially had this Switch for over four months, and I am still in love! I use it practically every day for Animal Crossing and Super Smash; I’ve also been very into the game Calico — try it out if you like magical girls and cats. If you’re on a budget and you still want to play all the fun games the Switch has to offer, definitely get the Lite. The console also rarely gets hot, which is surprising considering the size. Overall, 10/10 console!” —e
Price: $199.99 (available in three colors)