Nintendo Switch Lite is available to pre-order starting today

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After making its debut in a Nintendo Direct last month, the Nintendo Switch Lite is finally available to pre-order at most major retailers including Amazon. 

According to information provided by Nintendo during the presentation the console only works in handheld mode and the Joy-Cons are non-removable, which could pose problems for games that require motion controls like 1-2 Switch or Super Mario Party.

That said, despite some limitations, it's still nearly identical to the Nintendo Switch and will play all the same games minus a few exceptions.

Best of all? It's $100 cheaper than the Switch coming in at just $199 (£199.99/AU$329.95) ... which means it's going to sell out fast. Want to make sure you get one on its September 20 launch day? Reserve one now!

Nintendo Switch Lite | Gray | $199.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Lite | Gray | $199.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Looking for a subtle Switch Lite? The Gray version is available to pre-order on Amazon for $199.99. Reserve one today to make sure you'll get it on September 20, 2019.

Nintendo Switch Lite | Turquoise | £199.99 on Amazon UK (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Lite | Turquoise | £199.99 on Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
In the UK, you can find the Turquoise Nintendo Switch Lite on Amazon today - though, probably not for long. Reserve one to make sure you'll get it on September 20, 2019.

Nintendo Switch Lite | Yellow | AU$329.95 at EB Games AU (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Lite | Yellow | AU$329.95 at EB Games AU (opens in new tab)
We can't leave Australia out: Starting today you can pre-order the Yellow Nintendo Switch Lite from EB Games Australia for AU$329.95 for either in-store pickup or direct shipping.

Nintendo Switch Lite | Zacian & Zamazenta Edition | £199.99 at GAME (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Lite | Zacian & Zamazenta Edition | £199.99 at GAME (opens in new tab)
Need a Switch Lite for the Pokemon lover in your family? The new Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian & Zamazenta Edition - named after the two new legendary Pokemon - is the perfect pairing for the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield games. (Will release on November 8 with Sword and Shield.)

Nick Pino is Managing Editor, TV and AV for TechRadar's sister site, Tom's Guide. Previously, he was the Senior Editor of Home Entertainment at TechRadar, covering TVs, headphones, speakers, video games, VR and streaming devices. He's also written for GamesRadar+, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade, and he has a degree in computer science he's not using if anyone wants it.