Nintendo Switch Lite deals are selling out quickly this week, so prospective deals hunters will have to act with haste if they don’t want to miss out. There’s still a few left, namely at GameStop in the US and Nintendo in the US, but Amazon as well as the other big retailers have already sold out, so definitely hurry.
The cheap Nintendo Switch Lite is the most cost-effective way to play through Nintendo’s current library, though it does cut out some docked features you might want to check out. That said, it’s easy to see why the slimline console has made such an impression since release in September.
The cheaper handheld console is perfectly designed for smaller hands, and for those who want to enjoy the latest offerings from Nintendo for far less. Speaking of spending less cash, we’re tracking down the very best bundle deals on the cheap Nintendo Switch Lite console to save you the hassle this winter.
While you won’t be able to make as much use of multiplayer titles included in these Nintendo Switch light price deals, we’re also rounding up the best prices on extra Joy-Con controllers and wireless gamepads so that everyone can get into the game. So, sit back and let us take you through all the best Nintendo Switch Lite bundles now available.
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The best Nintendo Switch Lite prices
We’ve compiled a list of the latest and cheapest Nintendo Switch Lite deals below. Most of the prices at this early stage are for the console on its own. We don’t expect to see many bundles with discounted games until after the initial release. The comparison charts below will find you the cheapest Nintendo Switch Lite prices for each color available.
Nintendo Switch Lite bundles – USA
Nintendo Switch Lite | $199.99 at GameStopNintendo Switch Lite bundle deals are now available in the US, with GameStop offering inventory of both the gray and turquoise models for delivery right now. That’s a fantastic deal considering the recent price increases and you can even save an extra 10% on KontrolFreek accessories as well.
Gray Model | Turquoise ModelVIEW DEAL
- Newegg – recently price hiked, but previously strong stock levels
- B&H Photo – offering standard pricing right up until stock ran out, but backorders are on their way
- Adorama – stock temporarily unavailable at time of writing
- Kohl’s – one Nintendo Switch Lite bundle is currently available
Nintendo Switch Lite bundles – UK
Nintendo Switch Lite | £199 at NintendoYou can still pick up a Switch Lite for recommended retail price at the Nintendo official store this week, although only the grey colours are still in stock. Everything else has sold out, so definitely act quickly if you want to snag one.
Nintendo Switch Lite | Extra game | £239.99 at ArgosGrab a Nintendo Switch game for £40 when you pick up the Switch Lite console at Argos right now. You’re choosing from Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team, and Super Mario Party here, so if there’s a game in this bundle not covered by others, Argos is your best bet.
When to find good Nintendo Switch Lite sales
Nintendo Switch Lite sales will pick up around key gifting periods of the year. That means you’ll see the console on sale far more often around November and December, with stock potentially running dry into January. However, there are other periods of the year in which you’ll find some great Nintendo Switch Lite sales.
With big new game releases, Nintendo will typically bundle their latest game with Nintendo Switch Lite consoles to try and shift a few extra units. That means you’ll be on the lookout for Switch Lite sales around key Nintendo dates – the next one being Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release on March 20th.
There’s a new Switch on the way, and it’s a whole lot smaller. Today Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite, designed as a less expensive alternative to the original tablet / console hybrid. It comes in at $199 — $100 less than the base unit — and for that price you get a streamlined version of the Switch, but also a few caveats. The Switch Lite is designed explicitly as a handheld: you can’t connect it to your TV, and the Joy-Con controllers are built right in. “The two systems will complement each other and co-exist in the marketplace,” Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser tells The Verge.
Nintendo Switch Lite hands-on: a budget handheld with a premium feel
There are a number of improvements with the Switch Lite. It’s significantly lighter, for one thing; I played with one for around 20 minutes, and the difference was noticeable, particularly when you pick up an original Switch afterwards. The Switch Lite also feels more sturdy since the Joy-Con controllers are now part of the device. The controller layout is largely identical on the Lite, though the new Switch has a proper d-pad, replacing the not-so-precise directional buttons on the original.
“THE TWO SYSTEMS WILL COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER.”
Nintendo says the Lite features “slightly” improved battery life — the company wouldn’t get any more specific than that — due to a more power-efficient chip layout, as well as the lack of additional batteries in the built-in controllers. The Switch Lite also does away with the device’s controversial kickstand.
It’s also just a really nice piece of hardware. The Lite comes in multiple colors at launch — yellow, grey, and turquoise — as well as a special light grey Pokémon Sword and Shield edition, and they all have a pleasant matte texture that feels great to hold. And while the screen is slightly smaller, it didn’t bother me much during intense battles in Breath of the Wild. (Despite the change in size, the resolution for the Switch Lite’s display remains the same 720p as the original Switch, though it no longer has a brightness sensor, so you can only adjust the screen brightness manually.)
The new device has a 5.5-inch touch display, compared to 6.2-inch for its predecessor. If you take a single Joy-Con off of an original Switch, you’ll have a good idea of the size of the new version. There are some other nice touches as well, like bezels and an air vent that match the color of the hardware, so they blend in better. Overall it’s a solid device, and exactly what you’d expect from this kind of refresh.
THE NEW DESIGN COMES WITH SOME TRADEOFFS
The smaller iteration of the Switch has been rumored for some time, along with reports that a more powerful version of the console was on the way. According to Nintendo’s Bowser, the decision to focus on a portable-only option was based on watching how people used the Switch. “It’s more about how we’ve observed them playing,” he says of the console’s audience. “We have the ability to track how people play games and play our titles, so I would say that it’s really an option that offers more choices to people.”
Nintendo says the Switch Lite isn’t going to replace the 3DS
But that new design does come with some tradeoffs. The most notable is the inability to connect to a television; that flexibility has been a large part of the Switch’s appeal. Similarly, the built-in controls and their lack of detachable controllers, HD rumble, and IR sensors creates some small compatibility issues. If you want to use motion controls to catch monsters in Pokémon Let’s Go, or play a game like 1-2 Switch that requires them, you’ll need to purchase an additional pair of Joy-Con separately. Currently, all Switch game packages specify when titles are playable in portable mode, and Nintendo says similar labels will be applied to the digital eShop. If you attempt to purchase a game that’s incompatible with the Switch Lite from the eShop, the company says you’ll receive a warning.
Aside from the new design and those few changes, the Switch Lite and the original Switch are largely identical. Nintendo says there’s no performance difference between the two models, and you can still use the same accessories with the Lite, including Joy-Con controllers, the Switch Pro Controller, and the Poké Ball Plus. The Switch Lite still supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, and has built-in gyro controls.
Since its debut in March 2017, Nintendo has sold just shy of 35 million Switch units worldwide. Bowser says the timing of the redesigned Switch Lite is meant to capitalize on that initial success, and it should be bolstered by upcoming holiday games like Pokémon Sword and Shield and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
“We believe the timing is right when we have momentum,” Bowser explains. “This is the perfect opportunity for us to offer more choices, and to bring more consumers into Nintendo Switch in the third year. When you tie that with the software that we just announced at E3, we’ve got a perfect opportunity as we head into the holiday.”
The Nintendo Switch Lite is launching on September 20th — the same day as Link’s Awakening — for $199.99. The Pokémon version will be out on November 8th at the same price.
Best Places to Buy Lighting Fixtures in 2021
Shades of Light
From flush mounts to wall sconces, chandeliers and pendant lights, Shades of Light carries a huge variety of figures in just about every style and trend you can think of. You’ll find modern chandeliers that look like stars, Mid-Century Modern drums and brass and glass sconces for both indoor and outdoor lighting. Prices vary, with sconces starting at $21 going up well over $200, and chandeliers starting at $100 and topping out at more than $5,000.
The largest and most egalitarian source for all things lighting, Lamps Plus does indeed carry more than just floor and table lamps. Frequent sales online mean you can often find a great deal on many of its sconces and mini pendants, as well as fun, artful shade wall lamps. We love that you can find a shade pattern you like and shop it in a variety of styles like pendants, sconces, and table lamps. Prices start under $25 and get up into the multiple thousands for major chandeliers.
Home Depot can be great for all of your home renovation needs, but even if you’re not going through a full gut remodel, you can use its selection of lighting fixtures to spruce up the bathroom, your vanity station, kitchen, and more. Many of Home Depot’s items ship free, or can be picked up in-store, and the prices are some of the lowest and most reasonable, with things like four-light chrome mounted fixtures for under $100 and track lighting fixtures under $150. You can even find chic, industrial chandeliers for less than $200.The 8 Best Closet Lighting Units of 2021
Lumens is a great choice if you’re searching for stylish name-brand lighting fixtures from brands and designers like Jonathan Adler, Kartell, Herman Miller, and Knoll. With so many high-end brands, Lumens tends to be on the pricier side. Expect prices to start around $200 and go up from there.
Like Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond, Lowe’s is a great resource for practical shoppers who want lighting fixtures that look cool, do their job and don’t cost a fortune. Do-it-yourself home renovators will find all the cabinet lighting, recessed fixtures and track lighting they could dream of, and those who want to play more in the design space will find pendants, chandeliers and wall sconces to fit their vision. Lowe’s has a great online feature as well that allows you to shop by trend inspiration like industrial, vintage and French country.The 8 Best Bedside Lamps of 2021
For exciting, interesting and unusual lighting fixtures, Arhaus should be at the top of your list. Pendant lights with shades woven from rattan or wire, elaborate brass sconces, and cut-crystal flush mount fixtures are all created in partnership with family-run businesses and using centuries-old techniques. Due to the handcrafted nature of their products, prices are on the higher end.
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Bed, Bath and Beyond is an amazing brick-and-mortar and online resource for all things home. They offer a great selection of basic lighting fixtures at affordable prices, including wall lighting, sconces and even playful, colorful chandeliers for less than $80. BB&B is a great option all around, some online digging will reveal all kinds of trendy and classic lighting fixture options for much less than some other home retailers.
Horchow has some of the most artful and interesting lighting fixtures you’ll find. They have a particularly excellent selection of luxe sconces—sprays of gold metal, crystal waterfall designs, and antique-inspired deco pieces, which run the gamut from about $300 to nearly $2,000.
If you’re looking for a piece of truly vintage lighting, Vintage Hardware has a curated collection of fixtures that have been restored from the 1930s, 1960s and more iconic decades. Due to their rare status, these vintage and antique fixtures start at about $350 and go as high as $1,450.
Olde Good Things
In the market for a 1970s crystal chandelier from the Waldorf Astoria? For $22,000, it can be yours, thanks to one of our favorite “window shopping” sites, Olde Good Things. Of course, you can find tons of more affordable vintage and antique lighting fixtures too, but you should still be prepared to pay for the high-quality and rare status of these pieces.