Nintendo Switch Lite launch sales strong in Japan

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Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s Nintendo Switch Lite held strong launch sales in the latest retail data from Japan.

Famitsu this week said the Nintendo Switch Lite sold 177,936 units between Sept. 16 and Sept. 22.

The Nintendo Switch Lite, in combination with standard Nintendo Switch hardware, ranked as the top-selling game hardware for the week.

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld device that can play all Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode.

It includes a 5.5-inch touch screen and battery life is between three to seven hours. By comparison, the current Nintendo Switch holds a 6.2-inch screen and 2.5 to 6.5 hours of battery life.

In addition, the Nintendo Switch Lite includes a directional pad, MicroSD card slot, headphone jack, and USB-C.

Unlike the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Lite will not support output to a TV and won’t include built-in HD Rumble or IR Motion Camera support. Separate Joy-Con controllers can wirelessly connect to the handheld, but will require a separate peripheral like the Joy-Con Charging Grip to charge them.

The final hardware is sold in grey, yellow and turquoise at $199.99 each.


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