Update: Nintendo Canada has confirmed the coral Switch Lite will arrive in North America on April 3rd.
Nintendo has announced a stunning addition to the Switch Lite family. This new coloured variant being added has been dubbed the coral Switch Lite and it will be hitting store shelves in Japan on March 20th.
Reported by Eurogamer, The coral Switch Lite joins the ranks of the handheld-only models of the Switch, alongside the pastel-inspired turquoise, gray, and yellow variations.
As listed on the Nintendo Japan website, it will be launching for the same price as the original three Switch Lites, which launched in September of last year. According to the website, the retail price translates to 19,980 yen + tax. Preorders will go live on March 7th.
Interestingly enough, Nintendo acknowledged that the production of the coral Switch Lite should not be affected by the coronavirus. The virus has thrown a wrench in the plans to manufacture and ship many of Nintendo’s peripherals in Japan, including Joy-Cons. However, the production of the coral Switch Lite has been completed until the end of March.
Nintendo Canada later tweeted out that the coral Nintendo Switch will arrive in North America on April 3rd. The current retail price is listed as $259.99 CAD, so expect the new coral model to align with the current price.
— Nintendo of Canada (@NintendoCanada) February 18, 2020