The Nintendo Switch Now Supports GameCube Controllers

The recent 4.00 Nintendo Switch update has a secret: It brings GameCube controller support to the Nintendo Switch.


By connecting a GameCube controller via the Wii U adapter, the Switch console will now read it, allowing players to use the controller with seemingly any Switch game.

Is it too early to start assuming that a Smash Bros. announcement is imminent? Yes?

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.



The GameCube controller is the most efficient and intuitive controller created for mainstream consoles.

o: The buttons are unique for fast recognition (unlike PS where all buttons are the same),

o: The sticks are different for better recognition and varied gameplay,

o: The shoulder-buttons has absolute stunning precision because of the depth, plus a very very charming and useful click function which actually physically makes a difference between 0-95 and 100.

o: No L1,L2,L3 confusion. Simple L,R,Z layout makes every button completely transparent and intuitive to interact with.

It’s like the console manufacturers, including Nintendo, completely forgot about this humble revolution of a standard controller.

I miss it. Can you tell?