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Nintendo announces partnership with Tencent to release Switch in China

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RingoGaSuki said:
Jumpin said:
Have to watch out with Disney games, China censors Winnie the Pooh for some reason. Apparently there is something offensive it to the Chinese.

The Chinese Government censors Winnie the Pooh because people turned into an anti Xi Jinping meme because they look exactly alike. 

Not offensive to Chinese in general, just the fragile ego of a tyrant.

Jingpin the Poo? That fits, if you ask me ^^ 



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Anyone remember when Jackie Chan helped promote the Chinese version of the NES?



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I know many people don't think this is that big of news and that the Switch won't catch on to the masses, but it has the potential to be huge. I don't have any expectations personally, but all I know is that the more markets that the Switch enters, the more it will sell. Even if it sells modestly, it is still more than not entering the market at all.



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fatslob-:O said:
It's not really going to do much like the previous releases of Nintendo systems did in the region ...

Without decent localization efforts, to the Chinese a Nintendo system is nearly a barren wasteland figuratively speaking ...

They DO have decent localization though.

Starting from 2017 they started making traditional and simplified Chinese subtitled games. Zelda has subs, and so did USUM.

Yes it's mostly for the taiwanese/Hong Kong market but still



TheBraveGallade said:

They DO have decent localization though.

Starting from 2017 they started making traditional and simplified Chinese subtitled games. Zelda has subs, and so did USUM.

Yes it's mostly for the taiwanese/Hong Kong market but still

Switch's selection of simplified Chinese translated titles is few and far in between right now ... (not many in the mainland know of traditional Chinese anymore)

The fact that the Switch has yet to release in mainland China is a massive red flag. For comparison, the PS4 launched in mainland China OVER 4 YEARS AGO. It's not just going to be localization issues though since the Switch won't release until maybe next year ... 

In all honestly, Switch's launch in China won't mean much in the grand scheme of things since Nintendo has dropped the ball in it's preparations for that market. The portable design in favour of the Switch won't matter much to the Chinese by the time they have a 5G network to be able to stream games from their own PCs. FWIW, to the Chinese the Switch alone in it's current or future state won't be a very compelling offer to many. Had the Switch launched last year instead things may have played out somewhat differently but now it's just too late to make any impact ... 



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vivster said:
Last thing I heard of Tencent was that they're evil. What's the current take on it? Should we be mad or are they good now because they're dealing with Nintendo?

Nintendo likely had no choice in the matter. China's protectionism means that without the backing of a Chinese company, a foreign company wouldn't succeed. So yes, they're still evil. It's just that the Chinese government is more evil.



HylianSwordsman said:
vivster said:
Last thing I heard of Tencent was that they're evil. What's the current take on it? Should we be mad or are they good now because they're dealing with Nintendo?

Nintendo likely had no choice in the matter. China's protectionism means that without the backing of a Chinese company, a foreign company wouldn't succeed. So yes, they're still evil. It's just that the Chinese government is more evil.

So Tencent is evil and China is evil. And Nintendo is obliged to profit them. I mean I heard that evil succeeds if good men do nothing, but what happens if good men actually go out of their way to help evil just to make a few bucks?



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