Nintendo Switch – Support for GameCube controllers was not intentional, says Nintendo
Since the 4.0.0 update, GameCube controllers also work on the switch. This has obviously surprised Nintendo itself.
On Tuesday, we reported that the switch now supports GameCube controllers . Since System Update 4.0.0, the original controllers are detected by the switch when connected to the Wii U adapter .
This detail was not mentioned in the patch notes, which is why many believed that support had been secretly introduced, probably in preparation for the (supposedly) soon to be launched GameCube Virtual Console . Apparently, all this was just a big mistake.
As Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo America, told Kotaku , Nintendo himself was surprised.
“Our latest system software update brought support for third-party peripherals, as well as GameCube controllers with peripherals (the adapter) for the Wii U. (…) I think it’s fair to say that this one works Device was as surprising to us as it was to our customers. ”
Therefore, there was no intention that GameCube controllers were detected on the switch. It therefore remains to be seen if Nintendo will remove the support with a future patch. After all, other controllers from the PS4 or Xbox 360 do not work. You can find out how their GameCube controller connects to the Switchhere.
Recently, the Nintendo Switch released System Update 4.0.1 , which fixed a bug in HDMI signal transmission and increased the overall stability of the system.