The French-language site Melty, who broke the news, originally reported Bluetooth headphonesÂ wouldÂ work. ItÂ apparently learned this from an interview with Nintendo senior employee Yoshiaki Koizumi.
Melty has since posted a correction to itÂ original article, citing a translation error which led to the misunderstanding. ItÂ now says that it is âimpossibleâ to use Bluetooth audio devices with the Switch.
Neither the Melty article nor its Nintendo source sayÂ whyÂ BluetoothÂ wonât work. Melty says it will be possible to use wired audio even when the Switch is docked. All promotional images, however, show the Switchâs headphone jack on the screen and not the Joy-Con. Unless one drags an extension cord to the dock, itâs hard to sayÂ howÂ we could use wired audio on a docked console more than a few inches away.
This comes hot on the heels of the news that the Switch will not have a Virtual Console at launch, so we wouldnât blame those who pre-ordered the Switch for feeling a little premature buyerâs remorse.
We have contacted Nintendo for comment and will update this point if we get a response.