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You Can Now Use GameCube Controllers With Your Nintendo Switch

25 October 2017, 12:56 | Antonio Miles

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Y is still the Y button, even if it's in the wrong place, and there's no home button or ZL shoulder button.

Since Nintendo made the Switch compatible with GameCube and didn't release the information, could this mean they're planning something to utilize the controllers? We had to do some digging to figure out that wireless headphones will now work with the system, and today, we found out that GameCube controllers will now work on the Nintendo Switch using the official Wii U adapter! The pad will be recognized as a wired USB pad. Then head to the settings for pairing the controllers by pressing the L and R buttons.

Getting the GameCube controller to work is easy.

Regardless of the reasoning, GameCube controllers now work on the Nintendo Switch. In our newest video we give 1 vs. 1 (COM), 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 a try while juggling a few GameCube controllers.

Nintendo's software engineers brought their collective A-game when developing the 4.0 firmware upgrade for the company's Switch console, which introduced video capture support and the ability to transfer saved games and profiles from one Switch to another.

Another neat little nugget hidden in Nintendo Switch 4.0.0. There's only one Z button on the right and it only has a start button so you can't go back to the main menu. As it turns out, the Nintendo Switch now supports GameCube controllers. Match version with local users is an option that automatically updates all installed games to the latest version and there is no need for each individual user to do it.

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