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How to Transfer Your Nintendo Switch Games to Switch Lite

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What steps must be followed to move our digital games from Nintendo Switch to the new machine of Switch Lite? The first thing is to transfer our save games. There is only one way to do it, and unfortunately, it is paid. We have to subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service and use the cloud save service.

Luckily it is not very expensive, it allows us to play with others over the Internet and includes “free” games of NES and SNES. Once we have the games saved on Nintendo Online, we can begin the process of moving the main account from Switch to Switch Lite. The first thing is to access the eShop and delete the “old” console registry as the main one.

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Next, in Nintendo Switch Lite we have to create our profile, with the same original account data and the same Nintendo account profile. Upon entering the eShop our new console will be registered automatically as the main console. From that moment, we can download our digital games again.

From Nintendo Online we can now download the saved games. And again, we remind you that all users created in the main console (which should be our Switch Lite) will have access to the content we have downloaded. It is a cumbersome process, but it is the best way to make sure that we are going to get the most out of the portable console.

Here we leave you the comparison of technical specifications between Nintendo Switch and the new Switch Lite model.

These are the features of the new Nintendo Switch Lite:

  • Size: 91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm.
  • Weight: 275g
  • CPU / GPU: Tegra NVIDIA processor
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Communication features: Wireless LAN (compatible with IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac) /
  • Bluetooth 4.1. NFC
  • Speakers: Stereo.
  • USB terminal: Type-C (to charge the console).
  • Audio connector: Stereo output.
  • Game card slot: Only compatible with Switch cards.
  • MicroSD card slot: Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC (with update) up to 2TB.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer and gyroscope.
  • Environmental conditions: Temperature 5-35ºC / Humidity 20-80%.
  • Internal battery: Non-removable lithium-ion battery with 3570 mAH capacity
  • Battery life: Between 3 and 6 hours depending on the use of Nintendo Switch.
  • Charging time: approximately 3 hours in standby mode.

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Here we leave you the characteristics of the original Nintendo Switch model so you can compare the features.

  • Size: 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm with the Joy-Con attached.
  • Weight: 297 g (398 g with the Joy-Con).
  • CPU / GPU: Custom NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor.
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM.
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Communication features: Wireless LAN (also by cable in TV mode) / Bluetooth 4.1.
  • Video output: 1920×1080, 60fps (IN TV mode via HDMI cable).
  • Audio output: Compatible with linear PCM 5.1 (in TV mode via HDMI cable).
  • Speakers: Stereo.
  • USB terminal: Type-C (to charge or connect to the base).
  • Microphone and headphone jack: Stereo output.
  • Game card slot: Only compatible with Switch cards.
  • MicroSD card slot: Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC (with update) up to 2TB.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope and brightness sensor.
  • Environmental conditions: Temperature 5-35ºC / Humidity 20-80%.
  • Internal battery: Lithium-ion battery with 4310 mAH non-removable capacity
  • Battery life: Between 3 and 6 hours depending on the use of Nintendo Switch.
  • Charging time: approximately 3 hours in standby mode.

Meanwhile, you can also check the list of games not compatible with Switch Lite here.

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