Wireless SNES controller appears in FCC database

Joanna Estrada
August 13, 2019

Nintendo has filed a new "Wireless Game Device" with the FCC, and it's shaped exactly like the SNES game pad.

Resetera user Link83 discovered the new filing (which is required for the controller's release in the US) after setting up an alert for any Nintendo FCC ID filings. As evidenced from the NES controller application linked above, HAC is Nintendo's code for Switch hardware and accessories.

Nintendo now allows subscribers to its $20-a-year Nintendo Switch Online service to be able to download and play a wide assortment of NES games - and even sells NES controllers that work with its latest console.

Knowing this, we can reasonably assume that the SNES controller filed this month will be released before its confidentiality lifts in February, which would suggest a holiday 2019 release date.

Nintendo: yes.and rather than do a traditional announcement or even a direct, we'll try the indirect approach: leave breadcrumbs around the internet so our fans will be more hyped as to what's to come.

That's according to a teardown from Youtube creator Kevin Kenson, which confirms that the new Switch has an updated screen model number, perhaps explaining why tests revealed the screen is both brighter and closer to true light balance in tone.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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