The Nintendo Switch now supports GameCube controllers

Discussion in 'General News' started by Neon32, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Neon32

    Neon32 Neo-Noir

    The Nintendo Switch now supports GameCube controllers !!

    • By connecting a GameCube controller via the Wii U USB adapter, the Switch console will now read it, allowing players to use the controller with seemingly any Switch game.
    • Once hooked up, it’ll be detected as a USB pad in the Switch’s controllers menu.
    • It doesn’t look like other USB controllers are supported at this point, however.
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  2. Neon32

    Neon32 Neo-Noir

    Update :
    It appears that this was a "happy accident", rather than a clue to anything more intended update.

    However, speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime explained that:

    “In our latest system software update, it enables third-party peripherals to work on Nintendo Switch. As a result, the peripheral for Wii U that allows it to attach GameCube controllers also works [...] I think it’s fair to say [...] that that peripheral working was as much a surprise to us as it was to consumers.”

    Sourcs: IGN
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