The Switch Lite is exactly what it sounds like: A smaller, more portable version of Nintendo’s latest console darling. It forgoes the ability to well, switch, between docked and portable modes, in exchange for a sleeker experience. Tl;dr: It’s a Switch that can actually fit into your pocket, and that alone will be incredibly appealing to plenty of gamers. And, as a nice bonus, it’s also freaking adorable.
As much as I love the original Switch, it’s a bit compromised as a console. It’s underpowered, compared to Microsoft and Sony’s hardware, because it relies on NVIDIA’s mobile hardware. But its large screen and removable controllers also make it a bit unwieldy in portable mode. The Switch Lite leans more into being a mobile console, which makes it ideal for anyone who plans to play more on the go.