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The Nintendo Switch Lite will soon come in a lovely new colour

Sad that you’ve missed out on the Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch bundle? This coral pink Nintendo Switch Lite is suitably pastel and calming.

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Sad that you’ve missed out on the Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch bundle? This coral pink Nintendo Switch Lite is suitably pastel and calming.

Nintendo likes to yo-yo wildly. When a new console is released, you can usually only get it in one colour. The early consoles were grey. The Gamecube was as purple as Prince’s mansion. Then the Wii and Wii U were crisp white, and finally, the Nintendo Switch is a utilitarian grey. (It’s a similar story with Nintendo’s handhelds.)

Then after sufficient time has passed – and we have no idea what arcane calculation or criteria determines this – Nintendo goes batshit crazy with a Dulux paint colour-match tool, and turns its devices every colour under the sun. Colours, prints, patterns; we’ve even seen translucent hardware over the years.

For the most part, dalliances with colour on the original Nintendo Switch were for the Joy-Con controllers. With these, Switch owners can mix and match and create any number of glorious colour combinations. (And all the while, Nintendo makes more money because we need the watermelon green and purple ones, even though we only just bought the neon blue and yellow set. Nintendo Switch accessories are a whole thing.)

Then the Nintendo Switch Lite came along. In addition to stock Nintendo Switch grey, there are cheery yellow and blue-green options. Now there’s a third colour option on the way: coral pink.

And lovely it is too!

The coral pink Nintendo Switch Lite launches in Japan just in time for Animal Crossing: Horizons. It’s due to follow in North America on April 3, 2020. We don’t know if the coral pink handheld will be coming to the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, but here’s hoping. It’s gorgeous.


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