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Nintendo is getting involved with China in a big way. Following some unconfirmed reports, the company today announced a partnership with Tencent to pursue the release of its console in the country.

Here’s the brief announcement:

Nintendo Co., Ltd. is announcing that a collaboration is in progress with Tencent Holdings Limited (HQ: Shenzhen, China; Chairman of the Board and CEO: Ma Huateng) to release the Nintendo Switch video game system in China.

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cool i guess



 

 

I forgot how it haven't came out in China.
But what does this really mean? Did the PS4 already released in China and do they have to do something like this?



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It's different enough from a pc or mobile gaming to carve out it's own place there. Xbox one and PS4 are too similar to the pc.

It has the best chance of success in China of the 3. Given how consoles have been received in China though, don't hold your breath.



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How many MMOs does the Switch have?



Jranation said:
I forgot how it haven't came out in China.
But what does this really mean? Did the PS4 already released in China and do they have to do something like this?

as in partner up with another Chinese company? yeah I believe so.

Last I read they had passed the 1.5 million mark sometime in 2018.

Unless Switch taps into some mainstream market out of nowhere, it will probably sell around PS4 levels, maybe a bit better.



Not what I would call an Epic gamer moment.



Hello Nintendo China, and good bye, Nintendo China.



As a Chinese gamer, the hate on Tencent is nothing less than American on EA.