If you live in the USA and were wondering why you haven’t been able to get your hands on a pre-order of a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, it’s because the peripheral has only yesterday received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The role of the FCC is to regulate radio, television, wires, satellite and cable communicate within and between states of the US. Simply put, the FCC would have had to approve the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller before it was legal for them to be sold in the United States. This information was discovered yesterday by Reddit user WeirdDudeInTheCorner, who, through some excellent detective work and sheer determination, found some reports regarding the Pro Controllers on the FCC website. The Reddit post also directly links to these reports.

If you had been waiting patiently to pre-order your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller as a citizen of the US, you shouldn’t have to wait much longer. While already available in many other countries, the lack of what some might say is a vital piece of equipment has been confusing. Is this a sign that the Nintendo Switch launch may have been a little too rushed? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

  • averagesally

    It’s not rushed, they just didn’t want to submit stuff to the public domain before announcements happened.