Nintendo today announced the long-awaited addition of the console to the Switch family, Nintendo Switch Lite. This new version demonstrates that the company focuses its design on portable games, and as such, the overall form factor has now changed. This means that Nintendo Switch Lite will not be compatible with the Labo Kit series, so there is no compatibility with virtual reality (VR).
Several sites accessed the new console, and CNET confirmed that the device would not be compatible with Labo, because it is a completely different format.
Unlike the original Nintendo platform, which comes with the docking station, so owners can play on the TV, removing the Joy-Con controllers in this process, Nintendo Switch Lite does not have this functionality
A complete system with a single housing, the Nintendo Switch Lite has a smaller 5.5-inch touchscreen with the same resolution as the original (which has a 6.2-inch screen). Therefore, if you have any Labo kit, it cannot be used on both devices. They will be sold together, and the Nintendo Switch Lite will retail from $ 199 USD when it arrives on September 20, 2019, offering a cheaper entry point for Nintendo fans.
Due to the lack of removable controllers, which also means loss of the rumble and IR sensor, only games with controllers with manual mode (shown on the back panel of each case) will work, so video games like 1-2 Switch will need additional Joy controllers Con.
Nintendo Labo: VR Kit is the latest addition to the cardboard peripheral series, which features six assembling devices offering a wide range of VR capabilities. VR glasses are the main part of the kit. Joy-Con controllers will be attached to specific games or located in other parts of the cardboard design to facilitate certain characteristics of the gameplay.
It is currently unclear whether Nintendo plans to release new Labo kits specifically for Nintendo Switch Lite, or whether it has no such intentions due to the pocket design on the console. In any case, Nintendo still seems to have an interest in VR, which can be understood from a recent comment by Shigeru Miyamoto.
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