There are several official controllers designed for the Nintendo Switch. There are the Joy-Cons that come with the Switch, then there is the Pro controller, and then there are more “fun” controllers like the replica SNES controller. But now it looks like there might be yet another model introduced to the lineup.
According to a report from Vooks, they stumbled across an FCC filing which suggests that Nintendo could be working on a new controller for the Switch. The device in question has the model number HAC-043, making it one number higher than the SNES controllers which had the HAC-042 model number.
Based on the listing, the FCC says that external and internal photos, test setup pictures, and the manual can be published alongside the listing 180 days from the 16th of September. What this means is that unless Nintendo wants the FCC to spoil whatever surprise they’re working on, there’s a good chance that we might be able to see this new controller by March 2022.
It is unclear if we could be getting new Joy-Cons, an upgraded Pro controller, or maybe more retro designs, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully these controllers will not have the drift issues that the Joy-Cons are currently plagued with.