The GameCube Controller Adapter Now Works With Nintendo Switch

Game Cube Controller Support Sneakily Added for Switch

Game Cube Controller Support Sneakily Added for Switch

Which means if you insert the Wii U's USB Gamecube controller dongle into the equation - and of course, you have update 4.0 or higher - then your Gamecube controllers will be detected as USB controllers on the Switch. It was a long time coming, and a necessary step to bring the Switch closer in line with the PS4 and Xbox One. Yes, I know that there are Switch Pro controllers that would obviously work, but coming from someone who has spent the past decade purely smashing on a GameCube controller, I became a bit anxious.

It's unclear why Nintendo quietly added this compatibility, but it does suggest they may have plans to port over Super Smash Switch and want to retain compatibility with the GameCube adapter and pad play option. First of all, the Nintendo Gamecube was the last Nintendo console to feature a standard controller. Is there a new Smash title in the works? You can find this feature in System Settings - Users - Transfer Your User and Save Data. While this may not seem like a big deal for the casual audience, as often enough, they are just happy to play the game regardless of their controller. We may start to see GameCube games making their way to the previously promised virtual console on the Nintendo Switch. The Wii, of course, introduced the motion-controlled Wii Remote, the Wii U was a odd tablet design and the Switch combines the best of the Wii and the Wii U featuring motion controls and a truly portable gaming console.

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We have good news for anyone with old Game Cube controllers lying about.

It's a neat little feature, albeit one that requires Switch owners to use a USB adapter to wire up the GameCube gamepad to the Switch.

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