After the release of the “coral” version last year to accompany the release of Animal Crossing New Horizon, Nintendo is preparing to launch a new color for its Switch Lite on May 7. This time, the manufacturer is offering a blue console that is directly reminiscent of the legendary GameCube and Game Boy Advance in the early 2000s. Launched in 2019, the “Lite” version was already available in yellow, turquoise, gray and in a special edition at the effigy of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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Nintendo Switch Lite Blue

New Nintendo Switch Blue

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Announced on the account Nintendo official Twitter, this Blue Switch Lite is expected for May 7 at a price of € 199.99. With this new model, the manufacturer is targeting the nostalgia of fans with a color that directly refers to the Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo GameCube, the first version of which was a derivative of this blue / purple.

Blue Switch model

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We hope that this new model of Switch Lite can be properly distributed by the manufacturer. Just a few days ago, Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa was worried about the shortages of next-gen consoles (namely the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S). He announced during a recent interview that the Switch was not immune to also suffering from stockouts.

It is difficult to say how we will be able to handle the situation, but in some cases we may be unable to fulfill orders. ”

Shuntaro Furukawa

For the moment, the console continues to flow like hot cakes and has more than 79 million copies sold in the last fiscal quarter. The Switch Lite represents 16% of sales with a total of 13.5 million consoles sold in just one year.

For the moment, this new model is therefore expected for May 7 and pre-orders are already available at some resellers. Do not hesitate to consult our guide to find your console at the best price before a possible out of stock.