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Nintendo Switch now available discounted and dock-free in Japan

If you’re looking to buy a Nintendo Switch without the dock needed to attach it to a TV, then Nintendo Japan will now happily sell you exactly that. 

Ditching the dock brings the total cost of the console down from 29,980 to 24,980 yen, a saving of 5000 yen, or just over 15%. In UK terms, the discount would lead to the console costing under £240.

Nintendo hasn’t announced any plans to bring the console to the UK, but we’ll update this piece if it does.

It’s not just the dock that’s missing from the new version of the console. You also don’t get the Joy-Con grip that you can use to turn the Joy-Cons into a traditional controller, but at least you get a pair of straps.

More unfortunate is that you won’t get an AC adapter with the console. Sure, you can use a generic USB-C cable to charge the handheld but in the past we’ve had difficulties with the console refusing to perform certain tasks like transferring saves or performing updates if it detected that it wasn’t attached to a charger with enough power.

Still, we’d love to see this version make its way to the UK. Although playing Switch games on the big screen is nice, we’ve found ourselves doing most of our gaming in handheld mode, and we’re sure we’re not alone.

Just, throw in an AC adapter would you Nintendo? Go on, be a pal.

Would you ever buy a Nintendo Switch without a dock, or do you need to attach it to a TV? Let us know @TrustedReviews

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