Nintendo’s upcoming Switch Lite exclusively focuses on portable play and removes the ability to play on a TV entirely. A few of the original Switch’s features are being removed. There are no detachable Joy-Con controllers, nor is there IR motion cameras or HD Rumble functionality.
As you’d expect, stripping out these features from the Switch Lite inevitably impacts several existing games. Nintendo itself has acknowledged this fact by saying the console only plays games that work in handheld mode. With a massive library of over 2,000 games and counting, you might not easily recall all the games that are affected by this. Below you can find a list of the most notable ones that are expected to be impacted by the Switch Lite’s altered setup.
If you’re eager to get your hands on a Switch Lite, then you won’t have to wait long. It launches on September 20 in three colors: grey, yellow, and turquoise. But if you’re looking for a fancier limited edition, an off-white Pokemon-themed Switch Lite is releasing on November 8. For more on the upcoming redesign, check out our comprehensive Switch Lite FAQ.
Is there a game on this list you’re bummed to hear will be impacted by the Switch Lite’s feature changes? Let us know in the comments so we can both mourn together as a family.