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SNES Classic controller is compatible with the NES Classic (and vise versa)

Posted on September 25, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

The NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition are two different pieces of hardware, but they aren’t entirely separate. You might be interested to hear that both controllers can be used with either system. That means the SNES Classic controller works with the NES Classic (and vice versa).

One thing to keep in mind is that the NES controller lacks a number of buttons necessary for SNES games. You shouldn’t have any problems using the SNES controller with the NES Classic Edition, however.

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  • JasonBall

    Big shock: Wii Classic Controllers work in things designed for Wii Classic Controllers!

    If only they had a home button on the packaged controllers so I can not have to reach over to the thing whenever I save (every few minutes in certain games, even seconds on a few fast paced NES games). I don’t want to use the reportedly inferior buttons and dpad of a Wii Classic Controller.

    • Radish

      I’d rather they just give us wireless controllers.

      • JasonBall

        Purists would scream

        • fox_whisper85

          Boo hoo, let them

        • Radish

          What purist would have any interest in a mini console full of roms rather than game cartridges?

    • Aline Piroutek

      What about a SNES Cartridge reader peripherical to Nintendo Switch play SNES games in TV Mode?

      • JasonBall

        But then they get no money for games

        • Aline Piroutek

          Some games never will come to VC, like YuYu Hakusho and Boogerman.

          • JasonBall

            So? A cart player would destabilize their ideal economy

  • fox_whisper85

    Does the home button on the Classic Controllers bring up the menu? I’d think the reset button would wear out and if that happens, you’re screwed lol

  • César Tribst

    It would be great if Nintendo released a firmware update so you could use the Wiimotes/ Classic Controllers on the Switch.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Praise god, I don’t want to buy 2 Switch Pro Controllers / More 2 Joy con to play with my friends when I have 4 Wii Remotes at home

    • Jack Red

      There’s a problem though. A Sensor Bar is needed in order for the Wiimotes to work. The Wii and Wii U had sensor bar ports, but the Switch doesn’t.

      • César Tribst

        I completely forgot about that, but at the same time there is a bluetooth adapter for the SNES that is compatible with Wiimote/Classic Controller, so it can work without the sensor bar.

        • Jack Red

          I doubt Nintendo would release an update to be able to use the wiimotes on the Switch without a way to use them fully like you would on a Wii/Wii U. (Which includes the motion control and be able to shake the remote to do something.)

          • César Tribst

            I don’t have high hopes for that, but I also never expected that they would give a repurpose for the Pokken controller on the Switch. It’s just that it would be great to use these SNES controllers on the Switch when the VC finally hits the console, a man can dream.

          • Jack Red

            You can just as easily buy the 8 bit duo SNES styled controller that’s already been updated for Switch support.

          • César Tribst

            Is just that I already have so many controllers on the WiiU that I’m trying to convince myself that I don’t gonna need to buy another controller.