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Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite: is bigger really better?

In the three years since its launch, the Nintendo Switch has captured the hearts and hands of millions of players who love the hybrid console for its ability to offer on-the-go gaming and a big-screen sofa experience.

As great as the original Switch is, though, Nintendo is a company that’s pretty much become the leader of dedicated handheld experiences. While the Nintendo DS line of consoles held on to the handheld crown for an impressive amount of time, it felt inevitable that Nintendo would eventually move on and release a handheld-only Switch.

And in September 2019 it did with the Nintendo Switch Lite, marketed as a smaller, lighter alternative to the original Nintendo Switch.

So, is the newer Switch Lite the console for you? Or are you better suited to the original? Well, we’re going to look into the similarities and differences between each model, hopefully helping you settle on which Nintendo Switch console is best for you—or simply answering any lingering questions you may have