Nintendo will finally be able to launch its Switch in China with Tencent
The release of a video game console in China is not a trivial matter: the country imposes fairly strict conditions, including the need to collaborate with a local company. Nintendo therefore approached Tencent.
In order to launch its hybrid console on the Chinese market, Nintendo was forced to closer to Tencent. And the two entities have just announced the imminent marketing of the machine in the Middle Kingdom.
The Switch will be officially available from December 10 in China, it will be distributed exclusively by Tencent. This agreement does not apply to the Switch "Lite which will be available in a few months at best.
The console will be offered without a game, but will include a playable demo of New Super Mario Bross. U Deluxe. The mainNintendo franchises should be released a few days after the machine.
In the year 2020, Tencent and Nintendo plan to bring only 10 to 20 games to the market, which should largely restrain the local market and encourage gamers. to turn to the gray market and import. Note that no location lock is integrated into the Chinese version of the Switch, which will thus be able to launch any title other than those officially authorized by the Ministry of Culture.
L However, the unknown regarding access to the Nintendo eShop: Tencent should retain the exclusivity of the distribution of online services and players should therefore not be able to count on the same application market as that offered around the world .