Nintendo, Tencent launching Chinese Switch next week
Dec. 03, 2019 11:18 PM ETNintendo Co., Ltd. (NTDOY), TCEHYNTDOY, TCTZF, TCEHY, NTDOF, BABA, JD, BBAAYBy: Jason Aycock, SA News Editor20 Comments
- Nintendo (OTCPK:NTDOY) and Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) are releasing their mainland China version of Nintendo's Switch console on Dec. 10 - marking an interesting test of the console's upside in a market dominated by smartphone gaming.
- It's also been available on the mainland through the gray market for a couple of years - which could mean more game availability considering the official launch is limited in size.
- The Chinese Switch retails for 2,099 yuan (about $300), and comes with New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and a one-year warranty.
- Along with retail store distribution, the console will be available online through partners TMall (NYSE:BABA) and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD); JD has now listed the console for 2,099 yuan on its site.
- News broke in April that Nintendo would be opening the Chinese market to the Switch, spurring Nintendo's shares in U.S. trading.