Nintendo has reportedly announced a delay of the Switch recreation of the adapter for iconic GameCube controller. The device won’t arrive for the Switch console until May 2019.
The controller adapter was originally set to launch this week, November 23rd specifically, in all markets, but users in Europe have seemingly been the victim of unfortunate circumstances surrounding production and distribution of the adapters. That’s because the GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo Switch has reportedly been hit with “unforeseen production issues,” although, for whatever reason, the United States is unaffected by these problems.
The delay has been widely reported following users of some sites having received an e-mail announcing the delay, seemingly only affecting retailers and pre-orders in Europe. The official Nintendo UK store sent out the following text to buyers:
“We are contacting you as the GameCube Controller adapter has been postponed until May 2019 due to unforeseen production issues. Please rest assured that once we have a confirmed launch date we will notify you and does not impact any other Super Smash Bros. Ultimate items you may have pre-ordered at the same time. You do not need to do anything at this time, but if you wish to cancel your order you can do this by logging in to your Account on the Nintendo Official UK Store website.”
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 7th, and now it looks like some of the players who want to enjoy the impressive fighting game with GameCube controller, I’m looking at you Melee fans, will be out of luck if they were set on using a first-party version of the product.
Users in the US and other regions can still get the devices just fine. And there are third-party options available as well. Some users have even resorted to using adapters from the Wii line of consoles, and apparently they work as well.