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Say hello to the newest member of the Nintendo Switch family. It might look like a pink Switch Lite, but the color is actually coral, a pink or red shade of orange named after sea creatures of the same color.

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Illustration for article titled Lovely New Nintendo Switch Lite Color Announced For Japan [Update: And North America]

Living Coral was Pantone’s color of 2019, which might explain the choice?

Illustration for article titled Lovely New Nintendo Switch Lite Color Announced For Japan [Update: And North America]
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Slated for release on March 20 in Japan, it joins turquoise, gray and yellow Nintendo Switch Lites.

Illustration for article titled Lovely New Nintendo Switch Lite Color Announced For Japan [Update: And North America]

In relation to the hardware delays caused by coronavirus, Nintendo announced that the Coral Lites scheduled to go on sale next month were already made in mid-January.

Pre-orders start on March 7. No word yet on an international release.

Update: 2/18/2020, 9 a.m. ET: Nintendo of America just announced that the Coral Lite will be launching in North America on April 3. Here is a picture of the box.

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Illustration for article titled Lovely New Nintendo Switch Lite Color Announced For Japan [Update: And North America]

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

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