GameCube controller support on Switch now a reality

GameCube controller support on Nintendo Switch is now a thing, boys and girls.

Another perk of the handheld’s latest mega-update, the Switch now supports GameCube controllers paired with the ol’ Wii U controller adapter (pictured above). It’s bittersweet news — the controller support itself is great, but since the adapter is no longer made by Nintendo, it might be difficult to obtain one.

To use a GameCube controller, simply connect it to the Switch’s dock and pair it by hitting your L and R buttons.

Button mapping isn’t perfect — there’s no home button on a GameCube controller, as an example, but it’s still pretty neat.

So… Smash Bros. Switch next?

Find out more about the latest Nintendo Switch update here.

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