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Nintendo Switch Lite hits lowest price ever ahead of New Horizons release

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The Nintendo Switch Lite is at its lowest ever price in the UK, with a surprisingly low price of £159 when buying the handheld console and a screen protector from Game.

This deal is only live in the UK, but marks an astonishingly good deal given the Switch console usually retails for £179 by itself – and that's before you add in the screen protector too. (Not in the UK? Scroll down below for prices in your region.)

The news is all the sweeter considering the imminent release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which launches on March 20. That means anyone wanting to hop on the Switch train for the latest instalment of Animal Crossing – or buy a second, smaller Switch to share among the family – can do so for that little bit less.

Nintendo Switch Lite: £179 £159 at Game
The handheld Switch Lite console is more portable than its bigger sibling, though you won't get the ability to output gameplay onto a television. Available in turquoise, yellow, and grey – with a free screen protector thrown in.

Sadly, the special edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch console is at the same £319 price as before – and the Switch Lite's usual RRP hasn't been dropped across the board yet – but its overwhelming cuteness should soften the pain of the purchase. That Tom Nook does now how to empty our wallets.

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Via EuroGamer

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