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Nintendo Officially Announces Partnership with Tencent to Release Switch in China - VGChartz
Nintendo Officially Announces Partnership with Tencent to Release Switch in China

Nintendo Officially Announces Partnership with Tencent to Release Switch in China - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2019 / 1,763 Views

Nintendo announced it has formed a partnership with Tencent Holdings Limited to release the Nintendo Switch in China. No other information was provided. 

Stay tuned to VGChartz for more information as it comes out.

 


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5 Comments

VAMatt (on 25 April 2019)

It's so f-ed that companies often must partner with Chinese companies to get their products into that market. Nevertheless, I guess this is good for Ninty. It certainly is good for Chinese gamers.


Cerebralbore101 (on 25 April 2019)

It's called protectionism, and it should be illegal worldwide. On the bright side, it looks like Nintendo Switch will sell a hundred kajillion units now. :D


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HylianSwordsman (on 26 April 2019)

I'm looking into what Tencent does, and I just cannot imagine for the life of me what Tencent has to offer Nintendo in this business deal. Aside from keeping the Chinese government off their backs, that is. They do e-commerce, yes, but so does Alibaba, no need for an exclusive partnership. This is just corrupt bullshit. I mean good for Chinese gamers, like you said, and clearly it's worth it to Nintendo to deal with this bullshit, but damn. I hate Tencent, almost as much as the Chinese government.


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HylianSwordsman (on 26 April 2019)

What the hell will Tencent even do? Just collect a piece of the profits?


VAMatt (on 26 April 2019)

They probably provide some distribution and marketing support. Thoughts, really, they're just there to take a piece of the profits, Chinese law. It's a really ridiculous system. And, as stupid as the U.S. versus China trade war is, it's policies like this that provide cover for the u.s. .


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