Surprise! Nintendo adds Gamecube controller support to the Switch

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It seems that Nintendo is being sneaky with its Switch OS version 4.0, flying features under the radar since it released last week.

New profile icons featuring characters from the Super Mario Odyssey™ game and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game (check out all the mustaches). The new firmware also contains an unmentioned new feature that could save you $70. 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.

The Nintendo Switch 4.0 update brought along with it several known features like the ability to capture video gameplay clips, use of wireless headphones with a USB adaptor and much more. In the past it was sold online by itself or as part of a bundle including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Unfortunately, the adapter's no longer in production, so you might have to pay a bit extra to get your hands on one. It still, however, needs the Wii U controller adapter.

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Getting the GameCube controller to work is easy. Anyone who owns a GameCube controller will know that its buttons don't match up exactly to a Nintendo Switch controller. The pad will be recognized as a wired USB pad.

"What I can tell you is that we are working on things that go in that direction", Koizumi said, referencing a potential Switch-GameCube connection. Now as good as this news is the only downside to using the controllers is the lack of a Z button no home button. This could be a deal breaker depending on the game. For example, on Monday, Twitter user Master Mewking discovered that following the update, the Switch now has full support for GameCube controllers.