Japan Polled Over Nintendo Switch Lite Interest

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Are folks in Japan interested in buying a Nintendo Switch Lite? Let’s see what a new poll on Japanese site Inside reveals.


The poll asked Switch owners and non-owners whether or not they planned to purchase a Nintendo Switch Lite. There were over 3,000 replies (3,780 to be exact).

Update: July 16 - 8 pm: And earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of replies. The number has since been updated.

Here is how those results breakdown:

5. “I won’t buy a Lite, but I will buy a (regular) Switch.”

342 votes: 9 percent of those polled

These are non-Switch owners who are not interested in the upcoming Lite but do want to purchase a standard Switch.

4. “I will pass on this version of the Lite.”

393 votes: 10.4 percent of those polled

The inference here is that an announced future Lite iteration, with features like TV Mode, might be of interest.


3. “I already have a Switch, but I will purchase a Lite.”

676 votes: 17.9 percent of those polled

For those who don’t think one type of Switch is enough.

2. “I don’t own a Switch, but I will purchase a Lite.”

1,111 votes: 29.4 percent of those polled

It seems for these individuals, the Lite is more appealing than the regular Switch.


1. “I already have a Switch, but I will pass on the Lite.”

1,258 votes: 33.3 percent of those polled

This answer edged out non-Switch owners who wanted to buy a Lite.

Out of those polled, 47.3 percent say they will buy a Nintendo Lite. The majority of those polled, however, say they will not.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



Is it weird I’m only buying a Lite to keep in a box until ten years later where it’ll be absurdly expensive? Speaking from experience as a dude currently looking for a GBA SP AGS 101 in box just so I can replay Aria of Sorrow.