After seeing Nintendo’s E3 presentation and feeling an itch to get back into Smash, I bought a Gamecube controller adapter for my Switch. It honestly might be one of my best impulse purchases that I’ve ever made. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe plays great on the Wavebird, and so does Golf Story. Sure, you can’t play every game like this (Mario and Zelda come to mind), but it’s super useful for when it works. It essentially gave me more input options, and additional controllers for couch multiplayer games, at minimal added cost. That’s really cool!
It got me thinking; why can’t Sony and Microsoft do the same? There’s very little functionally separating their previous generation inputs with their current designs, and I’d wager most of us have a couple of SIXAXIS or 360 gamepads lying around. And as PC gaming aptly demonstrates, those old controllers work fine for new games. So why not let console owners in on the fun?
Has anyone else messed around with a Gamecube adapter? And if Sony or Microsoft enabled compatibility with their old controllers, would you take advantage?