Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Will Work on PC

It works through Bluetooth with no USB required.


The Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller has been confirmed to work with a PC through Bluetooth with no USB connection required.

User DreWoof created a video (via NeoGAF) showing the connection and the controller working with the Dolphin emulator for GameCube and Wii U games. He said that the pairing is a little odd and that there are several ways to do it, and he plans to create a new video to show how its done, along with an FAQ answering basic questions.

The video shows that he had it working rather smoothly with Super Smash Bros. Melee, but with the keys mapped for his comfort. He said the controller will also work with Steam Big Picture and anything that has gamepad support.

The controller sells for $69.99, and is currently listed as out of stock at several retailers. Given that we now know it works on PCs with Bluetooth capabilities, the versatility will make it even more valuable to gamers who like their Switch and desktops.

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    February 28, 2017 12:35 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Will Work on PC

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      February 28, 2017 1:06 PM

      Fucking nice. The Wii U Pro controller was a go to on PC for me for quite some time.

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        February 28, 2017 1:33 PM

        Once I figured out how to get it working properly with my Steamlink its been my go to.

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          February 28, 2017 1:49 PM

          There's a $15 dongle from Mayflash that makes it a completely trivial, driverless solution. Even has a hardware switch to make it either XInput or DInput depending on what you need.

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            February 28, 2017 1:52 PM

            SteamLink actually has native compatibility with the Wii U Pro controller now.

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      February 28, 2017 11:19 PM

      That’s great, I was hoping that this would end up working this way. The gamepad looks great, are there any reviews on it yet?

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      February 28, 2017 11:53 PM


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        March 1, 2017 12:40 AM

        The pro controller has all the tricks. NFC, HD rumble, gyros, etc. There's a reason it's more expensive than the Wii U Pro controller.

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      February 28, 2017 11:55 PM

      Hopefully it will compatible with everything like xbox one's controller

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        March 1, 2017 2:26 AM

        apparently not if the internet is to be believed... I guess with Steam's controller integration and some 3rd party tool you can get most things to work though. Even the XBone gamepad isn't 100% as compatible as the 360 gamepad when you start playing older stuff.

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