1RupeeClockFri 7th May 2021
Imagine complaining that blue isn’t purple.
2BloodNinjaFri 7th May 2021
Is this the one that has the improved screen?
3charlix12323Fri 7th May 2021
Wait, is that serious?
4dBackLashFri 7th May 2021
The purple GBA was the best!
5ImBackBBFri 7th May 2021
God, I really want a transparent model. They were cool back in the GBC/N64 era.
6chickenguyFri 7th May 2021
Ok, someone tell me how he got that.
7SnatcherFri 7th May 2021
Now I don’t know what to think LOL.
8abdiasFri 7th May 2021
now we have 3 shades of red joycons, a red lite that has 4th shade, one blue joycon witch has a different shade from the blue lite (that is not purple, but we have a purple joycon that is not GBA purple).
9MunchlaxFri 7th May 2021
It’s out today in Europe
10DamoFri 7th May 2021
@RupeeClock I know, right?
11IronMan30Fri 7th May 2021
Okay, that actually looks very different.
Still, kind of dumb to complain that this isn’t the same color as the old purple GBA…
12Nintendofan83Fri 7th May 2021
The blue system with white buttons looks better than I thought. I’m not really interested in the Switch Lite personally but I think that’s the colour scheme I like the best (so far).
Anyone buying this?
13DeppasoisFri 7th May 2021
?I think the colour is purue.
I might get one to trade PokéMon with myself…
14nessisonettFri 7th May 2021
It’s blurple. Obviously.
15g_ruzFri 7th May 2021
I can’t see myself buying a Lite model since I play on my TV quite a bit, but my god that color makes it tempting.
16KateGrayFri 7th May 2021
I CALLED IT
17ModdedInklingFri 7th May 2021
Great. Now let’s see when they compare it with the purple GameCube Controller.
18DeppasoisFri 7th May 2021
@KateGray Can I add you on Switch?
19BrintaPapFri 7th May 2021
@ModdedInkling there is a video right there on the bottom of the article comparing it with the OG gamecube controller.
20russell-marlowFri 7th May 2021
21WoomyNNYesFri 7th May 2021
That’s a more proper way to compare the colors, comparing them under the same light source, a good light source. Nice work.
22nessisonettFri 7th May 2021
@russell-marlow B L U R P L E
23RCGamerFri 7th May 2021
For me it’s brighter, but the same color (yeah, I’m colorblind)
24everynowandbenFri 7th May 2021
If blue is mixed with red at all – even 99% blue & 1% red – it’s a variant of purple. It’s really that simple. No red in it, it’s blue – any red at all, it’s purple. More red than blue is magenta, and more blue than red is indigo, exactly in the middle is a true purple.
People tend to disagree on the names of colors past the tertiary level (people obviously disagree about the tertiary level too, but overall it is basically standardized in English), and obviously color names are a free-for-all rabbit hole below that point, so if we are going to stick to primary, secondary, or tertiary color names, which I suggest we do in this case, this color is quite clearly closest to indigo. It’s mostly blue, but there is some red in there, which is how to describe the color indigo (aka blue-blue-red, or I suppose “blurple” could also be an acceptable name lol, as blurple communicates the same thing: blue-blue-red). Furthermore, if it was truly blue or truly purple, we wouldn’t even be debating it – which is exactly why it’s indigo.
25OorWullieFri 7th May 2021
@chickenguy I just seen one an hour ago in a shop in the Netherlands, so it’s available to buy.
26KrullFri 7th May 2021
@everynowandben Good to take a scientific approach, but, er, you’re wrong. Colour is a spectrum – there’s no 1% of this and 99% of that. Some points on the bandwidth have been given arbitrary names, but that’s it. Some languages, I believe, don’t even separate green and blue…
But what Pantone is blurple?
27brunojensoFri 7th May 2021
That’s a nice burple
28everynowandbenFri 7th May 2021
29everynowandbenFri 7th May 2021
@Slowdive You can’t create that color without adding a little red to a lot of blue – that’s where purple came into it. Blue+black and/or blue+white will not allow the creation of that color – some red must be added, and therefore it is no longer blue, but a variant of purple, more specifically indigo aka blue-blue-red. Perhaps it’s even closer to blue-blue-blue-red, or 4 parts blue & 1 part red, but breaking it down to that level isn’t very useful in my opinion – unless of course you’re trying to match the color of the walls in your office to the color of your Switch, which might actually be not too bad of an idea now that I think about it
30russell-marlowFri 7th May 2021
@nessisonett P U R L U E
31tseliotFri 7th May 2021
People definitely have too much time on their hands right now.
32eaglebob345Fri 7th May 2021
I’m still baffled that people thought it looked purple. It always looked blue to me. ?♂?
33holygeez03Fri 7th May 2021
Images can look very different on different screens.
34ervFri 7th May 2021
I’m convinced by the comment section.
It is blurple.
35Josh_Hickory89Fri 7th May 2021
I like this one better than the turquoise, but no point on changing it. It’s not like I’m make of gold or something…
36LordFri 7th May 2021
So it’s advertised as blue and amazingly it turns out to be blue.
37chickenguyFri 7th May 2021
@OorWullie Oh, it must just be avaliable in other places. I live in USA.
38__jamiieFri 7th May 2021
I have a launch Switch connecting to my TV, a Pokémon Switch Lite and a turquoise Switch Lite. I’m really struggling to stop myself from buying this because it’s so ****ING gorgeous.
39ItsATMFri 7th May 2021
Close enough to fit the purple theme, but blue enough to set it apart. I’m a fan!
40HollowSpectreSat 8th May 2021
Being colour blind sucks sometimes
41KingMikeSat 8th May 2021
Speaking of colors in photos, I see Hard4Games had recently reviewed a somewhat infamous prototype GBA to reveal its buttons were actually brown, and not orange, as was commonly thought.
42MeloManSat 8th May 2021
So sexy that color damnit I wish I had loose change for it.
43Silly_GSat 8th May 2021
@abdias : There are three shades of blue Joy-Con as well. Neon Blue, Blue, and Fortnite Blue (the Fortnite Blue ones are a little lighter than the Left Blue Joy-Con included in the Blue/Yellow bundle). I was a bit annoyed as I was expecting them to match too.
44HalBailmanSat 8th May 2021
I don’t see purple, it is purple.
45KiyataSat 8th May 2021
This goes back a bit far. I’d have rather seen a comparison to the Nintendo 2DS system that has GameCube colors (the purple and silver one that came with Mario Kart in North America).
46KiyataSat 8th May 2021
…also the proper color of this system as it appears on my screen is actually Cobalt Blue. But the GBA SP in “Cobalt” was not the same color as this.
47FargusPelagiusSun 9th May 2021
I wouldn’t mind a nice “GBA black” Switch to match my launch GBA. A Lite would be fine, but perhaps with a nice OLED screen and 15% more grunt CPU wise (so it nails 720p 90% of the library).
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