How to Use a GameCube Controller With Nintendo Switch


Whether you’re nostalgic for the early 2000’s (someone is, right?), or, more importantly, deep into the Super Smash Bros. scene, the news that you can now use a GameCube controller with a Nintendo Switch will bring a smile to your face.

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Support for GameCube controllers is in Switch System Update 4.0, though you won’t see it in the changelog. A number of enterprising gamers on social media, though, figured out that it works.

To use a GameCube controller on Switch, you’ll need a special adapter that Nintendo initially made to connect GameCube controllers to the Wii U. Once you connect your GameCube controller via the adapter, the system will recognize it as a USB controller.

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