NES controllers for Nintendo Switch cannot be used in portable mode and will only be compatible with Nintendo Entertainment System titles, at least according to the Nintendo Australia.
The new NES controllers, which can only be purchased by subscribers to the new Nintendo Switch Online service, will have few limitations, and although they can be connected to the Switch to recharge them.
The NES controllers will also be compatible with the Nintendo Entertainment System games, included in the subscription, so they can not be used to play other titles.
“Note: Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can only be used while detached from the Nintendo Switch system, and only to play NES – Nintendo Switch Online games. Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can be charged by attaching to the Nintendo Switch system.”
We remind you that the new subscription service like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold will debut on the Nintendo Switch in a few days and at the same time the version 6.0 update will also be released. Nintendo Switch Online, for those who do not know, will provide a number of benefits to all subscribers who, in addition to having free access to multiplayer titles in their possession, can take advantage of the cloud saves, access exclusive promotions and discounts and have fun with a series of classic NES titles.