We found out with the recent Nintendo Switch update that the latest console from Nintendo supports GameCube controllers. Many jumped to the conclusion that a GameCube Virtual Console wasn’t far off. However, it seems that GameCube controller support on the Nintendo Switch surprised even Nintendo. Here’s what Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had to say to Kotaku.
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.