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GameCube Controller support on Switch a surprise to even Nintendo

by Daniel VuckovicOctober 28, 2017

When Nintendo apparently added GameCube controller support on the sly to the Switch’s firmware in 4.0.0 everyone got a little bit excited. Was Nintendo planning GameCube Virtual Console support, was Smash Bros coming back soon? Turns out, it was just a happy accident.

Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about the support and what it all meant.

In our latest system software update, it enables third-party peripherals to work on Nintendo Switch. As a result, the peripheral for Wii U that allows it to attach GameCube controllers also works. I think it’s fair to say, Stephen, that that peripheral working was as much a surprise to us as it was to consumers.

Oh well, just means it’s not GameCube Virtual Console support this time… right?

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