Nintendo made a surprise announcement in early July about a smaller version of its console, called the . The more portable variant won't come out till Sept. 20, but several retailers already began taking preorders. Amazon and Target started on Tuesday while preorders Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop are now available.
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Amazon has the Switch Lite in four versions -- gray, yellow, turquoise and a Pokemon-themed "Zacian and Zamazenta" special edition -- for $199.99.
Target also has the console in the four colors. Amazon shows the Switch Lite will have two-day shipping, while Target says the item will be delivered on or shortly after Sept. 20.
Unlike the original version, the Switch Lite will be slightly smaller, have no TV connectivity and no rumble in the Joy-Cons, which can't detach from the unit. It'll have longer battery life than the older model, but it won't be as long as the, which makes its debut in August.
Theis a big seller for the company, with . Of those units sold, there are some owners who've had a Joy-Con issue called " ." Nintendo is aware of the problem and is now for free.
Originally published on July 20.
Updated to include buying links and Zacian and Zamazenta Edition. Added Walmart, Gamestop and Best Buy links.