Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition around the holidays last year and it became an instant hit. The walk down memory lane enticed fans across the globe to pick up the tiny mini-console which comes with a few dozen NES games installed out of the box. If you own one and would like to change the way you play it, you will be delighted to know that you can now play NES Classic Edition with Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. This obviously requires you to own a Nintendo Switch.
It has already been discovered that the Joy-Con controllers can also be used to play games on smartphones and PCs as they function as standard Bluetooth gamepads. Now we know you can play NES Classic Edition games with it as well.
However, in order to do that, you will require 8Bitdo’s wireless retro receiver adapter. It’s this $17 adapter which enables Bluetooth gamepads to be used with the NES Classic Edition. This adapter has actually been available in December last year but 8Bitdo has released a free firmware update today which makes sure that the adapter lets users connect Joy-Con controllers to the NES Classic Edition as well.
That’s not all, the firmware update released today by 8Bitdo also allows you to play NES Classic Edition with the Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch but since that costs $70 on its own, it’s not likely that all Switch customers would have picked one up.