The GameCube Controller Adapter Now Works With Nintendo Switch

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Last week Nintendo distributed an update for its Switch console that brings the firmware up to v. 4.0, and while the notes accompanying the update made no mention of it, it appears the console can now support GameCube controllers. According to Nintendo, the video support feature will be extended to "any more games" in the near future.

The Wii U circumvented this dilemma for the smash community by introducing the Wii U GameCube controller adapter along with the launch of Smash 4. If you already bought the GameCube adapter for Wii U, then you may already own a great controller solution for Switch. Based on reports, virtually every Switch game supports the GameCube controller. But with the GameCube controller lacking a "ZL", "Home" or "Select/-" button, using it will bring some limitations.

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The Nintendo Switch now supports Gamecube controllers.

I don't know about the rest of you out there, but when we got our first official look at the Nintendo Switch past year, my biggest question was how will I play my beloved Super Smash Bros. series? So, if you are playing a game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you will have to manage without the ability to use your shield. The Wii, of course, introduced the motion-controlled Wii Remote, the Wii U was a unusual tablet design and the Switch combines the best of the Wii and the Wii U featuring motion controls and a truly portable gaming console. Is Nintendo working on a "GameCube Virtual Console"? 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. In our newest video we give 1 vs. 1 (COM), 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 a try while juggling a few GameCube controllers. If you don't want one, but still hate your Joy-Cons, the Switch also supports certain Bluetooth controllers.