The Nintendo Switch Lite is launching September 20 worldwide — just in time for the holiday-shopping season. The new handheld console, which, as the name suggests, is not meant to be the successor to the current Switch, will also be available in the Philippines this month.
In fact, local retailer Datablitz is already taking preorders for the Nintendo Switch Lite at all its stores across the country, for all three color options (gray, yellow, and turquoise). You’ll need to pay P2,000 (around $39) as down payment for the presale, though, which is fine if you want it badly enough. The tentative release date for the first batch of units is September 20th, the same as other places in the world.
Datablitz has not announced the exact pricing for the Nintendo Switch Lite yet, but it has assured the public of the “best and fairest price.” The console will officially retail at $199 in the U.S. That translates to around P10,228 in Philippine currency.
The regular — and refreshed — Nintendo Switch with longer battery life sells for P16,995 ($331) at Datablitz stores, a little bit more than its $299 (P15,368) official price tag. Looking at the retailer’s pricing strategy, our guess is that the Switch Lite will run you P10,995 ($214) or P11,995 ($233) here.
Looking at DataBlitz’s pricing strategy, our guess is that the Nintendo Switch Lite will be priced at P10,995 ($214) or P11,995 ($233) in the Philippines
The smaller and cheaper version of the Switch is designed to be played on the go and lacks the ability to hook up to a TV for console play on a bigger screen. Otherwise, it’s still a Switch, and that’s great news.
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