Switch Now Has GameCube Controller Support

Game Cube Controller Support Sneakily Added for Switch

It was a long time coming, and a necessary step to bring the Switch closer in line with the PS4 and Xbox One.

Nintendo's software engineers brought their collective A-game when developing the 4.0 firmware upgrade for the company's Switch console, which introduced video capture support and the ability to transfer saved games and profiles from one Switch to another.

It's virtually impossible to find new GameCube pads in stores, though, and if you find the adapter online, it will be for a steep markup. To use the GameCube controllers on Nintendo Switch, all the owner would have to do is to use an adapter that is available for the Wii U.


You will have to make some concessions on certain Switch games using a GameCube controller, though. First of all, the Nintendo Gamecube was the last Nintendo console to feature a standard controller. This was huge for the smash community as some professionals in the esports scene won't even enter tournaments if they don't have their GameCube controller that has undergone years of continued use. Is Nintendo working on a "GameCube Virtual Console"? As neat as the Wii Remote was, we can't imagine trying to play Smash Bros. with motion controls. If there were to be a new Smash title in the future, it would certainly be a good idea to have the controller support ready.

To use a GameCube controller, simply connect it to the Switch's dock and pair it by hitting your L and R buttons. What is nice about the implementation on the Switch is that support is not limited to a single game. These were sold for Wii U and can be plugged into the Switch dock.

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