Nintendo Switch Lite to Hit Shelves on Sept. 20

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Kyoto, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese game maker Nintendo Co. <7974> has said that it will release the Nintendo Switch Lite, a smaller version of the popular Nintendo Switch video game console, on Sept. 20.

The new product, announced on Wednesday, is smaller in size and cheaper than the original Switch console.

While the current Switch machine can be plugged into a television set or carried around, the Switch Lite is designed exclusively for use as a portable device. The controller of the spin-off product is integrated on its body, whereas the existing Switch has a detachable controller.

The suggested retail price of the Switch Lite is 19,980 yen excluding tax, lower than the 29,980 yen for the Switch. The new device comes in three colors--yellow, gray and turquoise.

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