Nintendo Unveils New Blue Switch Lite, Which May Also Be Purple

Nintendo Unveils New Blue Switch Lite, Which May Also Be Purple
Gaze into the Switch Lite and see whatever your heart desires. (Photo: Nintendo)
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After a year and a half of noncommittal colours like grey, turquoise, bad mayonnaise yellow, and coral, Nintendo gives us a Switch Lite that’s confident enough to call itself blue, even though it’s sort of purplish, depending on your eyes and/or display settings.

The new blue Switch Lite, due out May 21, is blue in the way the purple GameCube is purple. That’s to say vaguely while somewhat open to interpretation. It’s obviously blue, as the GameCube is obviously purple, but is it really? Maybe.

Now I am beginning to question what colours mean.  (Photo: Nintendo) Now I am beginning to question what colours mean. (Photo: Nintendo)

Perhaps seeing the blue Switch Lite in relation to the other Switch Lites will help focus the colour into something definitive.

From left to right: Green, light black, mustard, salmon, the end of colour.  (Photo: Nintendo Japan) From left to right: Green, light black, mustard, salmon, the end of colour. (Photo: Nintendo Japan)

Nope. If anything it’s even more ambiguous now. And is coral looking more peach here? Maybe a little orange?

The top and logo are totally red though, right?  (Photo: Nintendo) The top and logo are totally red though, right? (Photo: Nintendo)

Nintendo. Changing the way you think about and perceive colour.

Comments

  • It’s not “sort of purpleish” at all. It’s blue. It’s RGB is 69, 97, 162 or Hex code #4561A2. It’s basically right in the middle of the blue colour spectrum.

    • Holy crap you’re right, I’m gonna have to re-educate myself on the difference between blue and “sort of purpleish”

  • I do really like it. I always liked the yellow one most but if I ever got one, I’d sway to the blue I think.

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