One of the cool features of the Nintendo Switch is that it will come with wireless controllers by default. It is 2017 and no one likes cables that they can get tangled up in and trip on. That is why gamers love wireless peripherals like controllers, keyboards, mice, and even headphones.
Sadly it seems that the only thing wireless about the upcoming Nintendo Switch is its controllers.
That is because there will not be support for Bluetooth headsets. Several days ago French website Melty reported this and it is based on an interview with Nintendo exec Yoshiaki Koizumi. No support for Bluetooth headsets.
It should be noted that Melty has since published a follow-up report where Nintendo France has reached out to them to clarify the details. According to the new details, Bluetooth headsets for the Switch will not be supported. The initial mixup was probably due to a miscommunication in the translation.
So this means that if you wanted to play using headphones, you’ll have to get the wired kind. This is a bit of sad news. We don’t know why Nintendo isn’t supporting the feature, but this is something to think about if you’re going to shop for new accessories for your new Switch.
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