Mobile gaming without compromises – that is the purpose of the Switch Lite. For today's Singles Day there is the Nintendo viable gaming platform again at an equally viable price.

Update from 11/11/2020: On today's Singles Day you can finally get the Switch Lite again well south of the 200 euro mark! Saturn and MediaMarkt offer the console in various colors for 179.78 euros at.

Condition: You have to register in advance for the MediaMarkt Club or the Saturn Card – depending on where you want to buy. Because it's free, takes just a few minutes and has other advantages, you can take it on yourself, right? This way to the devices:

Tip: When Saturn and MediaMarkt offer the best prices, the big competitor often goes along with them. So if you are interested, have a look at Amazon.

Are you quarreling? We'll tell you whether the purchase of the Nintendo Switch Lite is worthwhile for you:

Nintendo Switch Lite falling in price: This is how prices have changed since release

The Nintendo Switch Lite has been on the market since September 2019. The variant of the Switch, which is usually around 100 euros cheaper, is smaller and therefore somewhat easier to use on the go. It is available in different colors and has a "real" control pad. It lacks the removable Joy-Cons and, above all, the ability to use it on the TV via a docking station.

Let's take a look at the price development according to idealo: When it was released in autumn 2019, the Switch Lite had an RRP of 249 euros, but was practically immediately available for around 220 euros. The 200 euro mark was already undercut in October 2019. Falling somewhat more slowly, the general downward direction of the price continued until February 2020 – until then a typical price decline. Then came the corona pandemic.

During the first lockdown, the demand for Switch consoles increased enormously, and the game "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was an additional accelerator for demand in the first half of 2020. Because the regular Switch console was sold out for weeks, it also rose Demand for the Switch Lite was enormous, which in turn increased prices. Ironically, in the middle of the lockdown, a one-time and short-term price of 169 euros was reached – a historic record! But for the most part the best price was again over 200 euros. The situation relaxed again in the second half of 2020. The best price was usually around 195 euros, but thanks to frequent downward breaks, you could regularly find bargains.

Should you decide to buy a Switch Lite, you can also consider taking out a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. These games are available for free:

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The Nintendo Switch Lite is the compact, lightweight and real handheld that does not require detachable Joy-Cons. If you are still interested in the big sister, you will find the regular Nintendo Switch with its price drop here.

Laura Li Tung
Laura Li Tung, GIGA expert for J-RPGs, action adventures and Monster Hunter.

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