Yeah you have your Nintendo account hooked up to another Switch and its set that one as your primary device.
Because of this, the secondary device (the lite) needs to be connected to WIFI in order to play.
If you set the Lite as your primary console, you’ll be able to play these games offline.
Does Nintendo switch need WiFi?
As others in this topic here have correctly stated, the Nintendo Switch does not require an internet connection. During initial setup of your Switch, you will be asked to establish a WiFi connection to the internet. This can be skipped by simply pressing the “X” Button, labeled with “Later”.
How do I connect my Nintendo Switch Lite to WiFi?
Complete these steps
- Place the Nintendo Switch within 10 feet of the wireless router to ensure a strong wireless signal.
- On the Nintendo Switch console, select Settings from the HOME Menu.
- Select Internet, and then Internet Settings.
- Select the appropriate network name (SSID) from the list.
Do you need WiFi for a Nintendo Switch Lite?
No, the Nintendo Switch does not NEED WiFi except for in the beginning when you set it up and create/link a Nintendo account to the Nintendo Store. After that you don’t necessarily NEED WiFi, but it’s highly recommended as it will keep your experience optimal.