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In an interview with a French website, Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi confirmed that Nintendo Switch will not be supporting Bluetooth headsets. This comes as a shock for all Nintendo lovers, especially after the excitement over an earlier announcement of Nintendo Switch to support Bluetooth headsets.

According to The Next Web, it was the French website Melty that broke the disappointing news. Incidentally, it is the same website that had come out with the news of Nintendo Switch supporting Bluetooth headsets earlier this month. The website has since posted a correction to the original article, clarifying that it was an unintentional translation error that led to all the misunderstanding. It now confirms that it is "impossible" to use Bluetooth audio devices with the Nintendo Switch.

There has not been any reason cited by either Nintendo or Melty to explain why Bluetooth won't work on Nintendo. Melty says it will be possible to use wired audio on Nintendo Switch even when it is docked. All promotional images though show Nintendo Switch's headphone jack on the screen and not the Joy-Con. If an extension cord is not dragged to the dock, it is hard to say how it is possible to use wired audio on a docked console more than a few inches away.

As the news comes in immediately after Yoshiaki Koizumi's interview regarding Nintendo Switch not having the Bluetooth technology, those who have pre-ordered the Switch can't be blamed for feeling a little bit of remorse. The option of a virtual console remains unfulfilled for many Nintendo Switch fans.

As reported earlier by Nintendo Today, on 14th February, Yoshiaki Koizumi had confirmed that Nintendo switch will support wireless Bluetooth headsets. It made some gamers to wonder if the 3.5 mm headphone jack would be disabled when the system is docked. To this, Koizumi confirmed that players can use the 3.5 mm headphone jack while docked and undocked for regular headphones.

With the advent of technology, Bluetooth headphones have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. So it would have been really great from a fan's point of view to see Nintendo switch supporting the technology.