(Pocket-lint) - In February, Nintendo showed off a fetching new colour for the Nintendo Switch Lite: coral. However, the latest addition to the lineup was thought to be Japan-only at the time.

Now it has been confirmed for release in other countries too, with the UK and Central Europe getting the coral Switch Lite from 24 April.

Coral, in this case, means a delightful pastel pink, which slots in alongside the yellow, blue and grey versions already available - making for one of the more attractive console lineups in recent memory. 


The model will cost the same as any other Switch Lite, naturally.

Considering it became available for pre-order from 7 March in Japan, we hope a similar pre-sale period will be made available to Brits and Europeans too.

Naturally, this is all dependent on any delays due to the coronavirus outbreak concerns (its original Japanese announcement came with a caveat).

Nintendo's on a console streak

The new coral model of the Switch Lite joins the Animal Crossing: New Horizons limited edition Switch to make for a great spring for Nintendo's design division.

Both console designs have been met with acclaim, and while the latest Switch Lite might not be as limited in release numbers in the same way that the Animal Crossing version is, the production restrictions might mean that it, too, becomes a highly sought-after version of the console. 

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills and Rik Henderson.