For the past few years, Nintendo has stayed vigilant in its Joy-Con design. Despite criticism over its small form factor and drifting issues, the Joy-Con has maintained an icon of the Switch. Docking itself using the Switch rails on the console, the ease of use is very appealing. So much so, Nintendo created classic controllers that could be docked to the Switch. For their Nintendo Switch Online titles, Nintendo offers wireless NES and SNES style controllers with Joy-Con rails. Giving the classic gaming effect, fans can relive their old memories with new controls. With the first two styles of controllers already on Switch, now is a perfect time to bring over more of the library. Filled today was an FCC listing for a Nintendo Switch controller labeled HAC-043.
Nintendo has filed a FCC listing for a new controller with the model number HAC-043
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 16, 2021
When Will We See the New Nintendo Switch Controller?
This mysterious new listing comes after much speculation over the future of Nintendo Switch Online. With many speculating the addition of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games heading to the service, now would be a great time to include a new classic controller. Despite this, it doesn’t make much sense for Nintendo to release a Gameboy-style controller. More than likely, it would be designated for their Nintendo 64 controllers. While there’s no way to be sure, N64 games are the next to release on Switch officially. Having a new controller type for these new games makes perfect sense. It’s likely a new classic controller considering controller designation HAC-042 turned out to be the SNES controllers. The FCC holds manual and pictures for 180 days, so fans will have to speculate for some time. Thus, Nintendo should be revealing the new controller type before March 2022.
So what do you think the Nintendo Switch controller listing will turn out to be? Let us know in the comments down below!