Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China

Chinese internet giant Tencent and gaming titan Nintendo on Wednesday announced plans to launch the Japanese company's popular Switch console…

Chinese internet giant Tencent and gaming titan Nintendo on Wednesday announced plans to launch the Japanese company’s popular Switch console in China from next week.

Expectations for the console’s launch in the world’s largest games market has helped to push up Nintendo’s share price this year.

The console will be sold in China from December 10 for 2,099 yuan ($297), the companies said at a launch event in Shanghai.

“Nintendo has long hoped to provide Chinese consumers with Nintendo’s games and entertainment, and now this dream has come true,” said Shigeru Miyamoto, the renowned game creator of “Super Mario Bros” and “Donkey Kong”, said in a video message.
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