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Switch Firmware 4.0.1 Released: Temporarily Removes Support For Official Gamecube Controller Adapter

by Donald Theriault - October 25, 2017, 6:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo, Reddit

But the extra stability is worth it. UPDATED

For the second time in a week, Nintendo has released new system software for the Switch.

Version 4.0.1's official reason involves a fix to HDMI connections on the system that were causing sound issues on some television models. However, the update also appeared to removed support for the official Nintendo GameCube controller adapter for Wii U that was stealthily added in 4.0. Re-detecting the controllers after the update will allow them to work.

Nintendo has still not officially commented on the adapter's addition in 4.0.

This story has been corrected.


ShyGuyOctober 25, 2017

Nintendo still knows how to dash hopes and dreams with the best of them.

LemonadeOctober 25, 2017

Well that's weird. I wonder what happened

A false alarm, as it turns out. If you re-detect after the update it'll start working, but it does break temporarily.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterOctober 25, 2017

So my online complaining and calls to the company have been answered!

I never did figure out why my Switch would not generate sound from the TV randomly. It just fixed itself and I guess enough people had problems that Nintendo went in to see what was up.

WanderleiOctober 25, 2017

Come on Wii U pro controller support.

StratosOctober 26, 2017

You can already use Wii U Pro controllers. Just gotta buy this dongle on Amazon. Its only $20-30 and some like the one I linked to comes with a handy USB-C plug so you can use it in portable mode.

Mop it upOctober 28, 2017

I'm glad they added this, my Joy-Cons ran out of juice during Super Mario Odyssey so I was able to switch to the GCN controller whilst they were recharging. The only downside was that without a minus button, I was unable to use the map.

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