Sorry if the title made no sense.

I go a Youth group. Before it starts, we play Super smash bros on the Wii U.

I want to bring my 3DS to use as a controller, but I do not have Super smash bros on my 3DS.

The question is, do I need Super smash bros 3DS to use as a controller, to play Super smash bros Wii U?


I believe that Nintendo recently released an application on the eShop that allows you to use your 3DS as a controller for Wii U without the game.

"If you don't have the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS software, you can purchase and download the Smash Controller software for Nintendo 3DS beginning 6/14/15 (eShop price: $0.99)."

See: http://www.smashbros.com/us/howto/entry11.html

  • Lol I got the game in April but thanks – The Idiot Gamer Jun 26 '15 at 23:30

Unfortunately, you must have the 3DS version in order to use your 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version. That's because SSB for 3DS needs to connect to SSB for Wii U.

Edit:They have since changed this, (refer to answer above)

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