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Ka-pi96 said:

Could that be exclusive to China rather than worldwide though? I know the Chinese government are a bit funny about internet services in their country, so maybe Nintendo had to have some servers that would only allow Chinese accounts or something so got some through google to do that with rather than split up their own worldwide servers.

The service is already worldwide, since the Switch isn't officially launched in China there is no special server setup for them.

Saw another person comment there:

"Also, this news confirms that Nintendo is using Google Cloud for their network backend. We know Xbox uses Microsoft's own Azure cloud service, and Sony uses Amazon's AWS. That means in this console gen, we also have the big 3 cloud computing companies playing a role."

Which is what I take out of this news, not that the online doesn't work in China, but that Nintendo is using Google.

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