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You might be thinking about filing this tidbit of information under the “Too Weird to be True” category, but it is, in fact, true: The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U works with the Nintendo Switch thanks to the latest firmware update. All hail Version 4.0 and the hype train this thing has created!

Twitter user @MasterMewking discovered this controller compatibility. Tipping off GameXplain (along with Twitter user @Dark_Throwback who retweeted and spread the word about this interesting piece of news), we have successful video footage of connecting a GameCube controller. We also know how it functions on the Nintendo Switch main menu and during a quick session of Fire Emblem Warriors.


One of 2014’s hard-to-find Nintendo accessories may have earned a spot on our Nintendo Switch shelves. Yes, speculation is running rampant as to what this could mean for the future, but for now the modding community can have a field day toying with this new option. Even better, this might give the ARMS community a boost since button mapping is available in-game and GameCube controllers have a very strong history with fighting games.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)