Wii U Voice Chat Requires Licensed Headset

Nintendo have confirmed that the Wii U consoles requires a licensed headset to enable voice chat

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Wii U Voice chatDespite the fact that the Wii U Gamepad has a perfectly good microphone, to enable voice chat Nintendo have said you will need a licensed headset that plugs into the Gamepad's microphone port.

So far just Venom have confirmed that they are offering a licensed stereo headset for £24.99. Turtle Beach and Mad Catz are sure to follow

Currently the only games with confirmed voice chat support are:- Assassin?s Creed III, Mass Effect 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Wireless Wii U headsets

As yet there is no news of a wireless Wii U headset. Technically there should be nothing to prevent one being manufactured, as the Wii U gamepad has Bluetooth built in.