Reports have been popping up indicating that the Nintendo Switch will offer touch support but in some interesting news, the system might be offering IR Controls that we saw on the Nintendo Wii and Wii U.
We believe the handheld, when docked, will switch on two small IR lights similar to the Wii Sensor Bar at the top of the handheld screen, peeking out above the top of the dock. The IR sensor in the right Joy-Con can then be used in much the same way as a Wii Remote pointer. This is designed to be used for touch screen replication, rather than the camera turning and aiming functions Wii Remotes were often used for.
We believe this links in closely with our August report that the Joy-Con controllers on the Switch will replicate much of the functionality of the old Wii Remote. Our only trepidation with regards to this report is that it would require you to use the right Joy-Con in such a way that the lettered face buttons appeared to be upside down. This seems somewhat counter to the otherwise well thought-out and stylish design of the system.
Considering that games using touch support would need to work on the system in some form and how Just Dance is confirmed for the system, it would makes sense that IR support will be part of the Nintendo Switch. This also opens the doors to possible Wii Digital Titles when the system is docked as well. More on this story as it develops.