As the initial excitement from the Switch Lite reveal starts to calm a little, more practical questions start to enter our minds. The most pressing of all these questions is probably ‘do we need one of these?’ and also, ‘how would we actually use it?’
The cheaper price point and bright colours are very likely designed to attract families with younger players – it’ll no doubt act in a similar way to the Nintendo 2DS in that regard – but how about for those of us who already own an original Switch?
It would be pretty cool to be able to play our favourite games on the TV with our original model, and then take a Switch Lite out and about to save some space – after all, the Switch isn’t the easiest thing to fit in a pocket, is it? But how would this work? Can we start playing Zelda on one Switch, and then carry on playing with that same save file on a Switch Lite?
Talking to CNET, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser says “yes”, but perhaps not immediately.
“Yes, you will have the ability to transfer between devices, your gameplay experiences. More to come on there, but that is the intention.”
We’d say that having this ability would be a major pro for the Switch Lite; if Nintendo hopes to sell the new console to those who already own the beefier, multi-functional version of the same thing, it’ll need to have practical features like this.
Time will tell, of course, but until then, make sure to let us know whether or not a feature like this would sway your decision to buy a Switch Lite in the comments.