Act fast, Nintendo fans.
Today only, Rakuten has the Nintendo Switch Lite on sale for $169.99 via coupon code "SAVE15". That's $30 off and the best deal we've seen on Nintendo's just-released handheld. The coupon can be used on the Gray, Turquoise, or Yellow models.
Nintendo's miniature Switch is one of the comfortable and attractive measuring a compact 8.2 x 3.6-inches (versus the standard 9.4 x 4-inch Switch). However, despite being smaller, it feels sturdy and perfect for your daily commute.
The Lite's d-pad was a worthy companion for navigating basic platformers such as Super Mario World, and held up well as I frantically dropped blocks in Tetris 99. But we found it way too small for more intense titles that demand pinpoint precision like Street Fighter.
The 5.5-inch 720p display looks great and is in a way more immersive than the full Switch's display due to the Lite's thinner bezels and uniform chassis.
We predict this sale will resurface as one of the best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals of November. But if you can't wait for Black Friday deals to begin, buy this now before it sells out. And then check out our list of which Switch Lite games you need to buy first.
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As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.