Ever since the reveal of the Nintendo Switch, none of the promotional materials featured more than two people playing on a single Nintendo Switch system. Even the live demos of games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Fast RMX only featured two-player split-screen despite the Wii U versions supporting up to 4 players. This was baffling to me, especially when the Joy-Con Grip has 4 indicator lights on either side of it. However, a new Nintendo Switch commercial has finally shown Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being played with 4-player split-screen, and the best part is that it wasn’t using individual Joy-Cons. Each player was using pairs set in grips. In other words, you don’t actually have to use the individual Joy-Cons to play multiplayer games that require more than two-players, or even for two-players for that matter. A lot of people weren’t big on how small the Joy-Cons are, and while people have said they’re actually pretty comfortable, even in the Grip, it won’t sway everyone. So having the option is always nice.

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Plus there’s another reveal from this: The Switch can support up to 8 individual Joy-Cons. Not sure how it handles that considering the Joy-Con’s only have 4 player indicators on them, though the Grip does have 8 lights it uses two to indicate a single player for some reason. But hey, eight player Smash might be possible again.