GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

Wii U GameCube Adapter Only Compatible With Super Smash Bros

Nintendo issues clarification after mistakenly claiming the adapter would support games that use the Pro Controller.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U will not be compatible with any software other than the upcoming Super Smash Bros game, Nintendo has said.

No Caption Provided

Nintendo clarified the peripheral's lack of compatibility after it had mistakenly suggested it would work with other Wii U games that support the Pro Controller.

"The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically - it is not compatible with any other Wii U software," Nintendo said in a statement issued to GameSpot.

"The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion"

The GameCube controller adapter will ship alongside Super Smash Bros for Wii U when the game is released on November 21 in the US and December 5 in the UK. It allows players to connect up to four GameCube or WaveBird controllers to the console.

In certain territories, such as the UK, the adapter can be bought as part of a Smash Bros bundle, or separately at £17.99. Nintendo is also issuing a limited run of GameCube controllers for the adapter too.

Look below for some of GameSpot's favourite Smash Bros screenshots:

Click thumbnails below to view in gallery mode
Click thumbnails below to view in gallery mode

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 100 comments about this story