The Nintendo Switch Lite is one of the best handheld gaming systems for playing on the go

Ellie Conley

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Last year, the gaming world was into the Nintendo Switch, but this year, it's all about the Nintendo Switch Lite. The main differences: The newer version is handheld, compact, easy to take on the go and $100 cheaper. 

While the Nintendo Switch hooks up to a TV and comes with handheld controllers, the Nintendo Switch Lite is a handheld game all in one, great for hardcore gamers and aspiring gamers alike. (And, according to our resident gamers at In The Know, it's one of the best handheld gaming systems on the market right now.)

Play it on long plane rides, road trips, your daily commute, while watching Netflix and more. With wireless local play, you can game with friends nearby or get online and play with anyone from around the globe.

The Nintendo Switch Lite comes in three colors: teal, yellow, gray and a limited-edition Pok√©mon version. It retails for $199.96 on Amazon, which is a full $100 less than the OG. Not bad!

If you're gifting someone the gaming system for the holidays this year, a great addition is, of course, a game. We especially love Super Mario Odyssey, which is appropriate and fun for all ages.

Check out the video above for more on the Nintendo Switch Lite and Super Mario Odyssey and shop the products below!

SHOP: Nintendo Switch Lite, $199.96

SHOP: Super Mario Odyssey, $59.99

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