Public Service Announcement: Nintendo Switch Sports Local Multiplayer Mode Will Not Work on Switch Lite or Tabletop Mode

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nintendo switch sports is another one of those own titles that seem to have some restrictions.

identified by ‘akfamilyhouse‘ on Twitter, you won’t be able to play the game’s local multiplayer with two or more players if you’re playing on a Switch/Switch OLED in tabletop mode, or using a Switch Lite.

If you try to access this mode with two or more players, you will be presented with the following message, informing you to insert the Switch into a dock to play in TV mode.

“When two or more people are playing, you should play in TV mode. Please insert the Nintendo Switch console into the Nintendo Switch dock.”

Even if you try to start a local multiplayer game on the big screen and then switch to tabletop mode, you will be presented with the following message:

“You cannot switch to tabletop mode now. Please insert the Nintendo Switch system into the Nintendo Switch dock.”

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It follows on from the confirmation in February that Switch Lite users would be able to play Nintendo Switch Sports with the Joy-Con, although Nintendo would apparently prefer users to stick to the big screen for this particular game.

While this might not be the most surprising news, how do you feel about not being able to play Switch Sports local multiplayer with two or more players in tabletop mode or on a Switch Lite? Would you have played this way if it was a possibility?

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