A new application has popped up on the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website, suggesting that a new Switch controller may be unveiled soon.
For those who may not be aware, companies are required to register wireless devices with the FCC in the US in order to legally sell them in the country. As shared by Twitter user @SamusHunter2, this application was published very recently on September 16th, and is for a “Nintendo Game Controller” with an FCC ID of “BKEHAC043”.
— Samus Hunter | Nintendo Leak inside (@SamusHunter2) September 16, 2021
The ID is interesting because of the letters “HAC”, which is a code used for all Nintendo Switch products (e.g. Switch = HAC-001, Left Joy-Con = HAC-015), all but confirming that this new “HAC043” controller is for the Switch. Additionally, the official Switch SNES controller has the code “HAC042”, which has led some to speculate that the new controller could be another retro style controller for the hybrid console. Others suggest that it could be a new pro controller, perhaps for the OLED Switch.
At the time of this writing, Nintendo themselves have yet to officially announce any new Switch controller of such kind. We will be sure to report back with more info as it comes.
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