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Nintendo Switch: No Support For Bluetooth Headsets, Confirms Company

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The Nintendo Switch console is scheduled to release on March 3 and the company has left no stone unturned to make sure that the product meets fan expectations and receives approval.

One of the most talked about and praised features of the Nintendo Switch is the wireless connectivity of its controllers dubbed the Joy Cons.

This support led many fans to believe that the console would also offer wireless headset connectivity through Bluetooth. However, Nintendo has now confirmed that this will not be the case and users would have to physically connect headphones to the Switch if they want to use them.

Rumors Of Bluetooth Headphone Connectivity

Post an interview with Yoshiaki Koizumi, the designer for the Switch at Nintendo, French website Melty had reported that the console would support Bluetooth headset connectivity. However, now the website has clarified that it had erroneously made the former claims due to "simplicity of translation or even misunderstanding".

The previous claims had made fans hopeful that the Switch would indeed go the extra mile to feature true wireless connectivity in all sense of the word.

However, this confirmation from Nintendo that it will not support Bluetooth headset connectivity may disappoint many users, who would have liked to avoid the issues arising from wire usage.

"If we all collectively let Nintendo know it's really badly needed, I'll forever hope that they'll figure out a way to patch it in!" commented one such fan on Reddit.

Bluetooth Support In The Future?

Many fans believe that Bluetooth support for headsets may be rolled out in the future as the console is supposed to be compatible.

Fans are speculating as to why the Switch may be able to support Bluetooth headphone connectivity in the future.

"The console does have a bluetooth chip in it. The controllers sync via bluetooth. So it's just a software thing. They have to add the ability to pair non-Nintendo bluetooth devices," stated another fan.

Availability

The Switch will be available to consumers from March 3 and will retail at $300. However, leaked videos have surfaced online even before its official release and show off the superiority of this console over the Wii U.

Currently, there are a lot of games which are either in development or are waiting to be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is one of the most widely anticipated games for the console and is also slated to be released for the Switch on March 3.

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