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Tencent launching Nintendo Switch in China next week

Will cost 2,099 yuan (approx $300), comes with New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe demo and a one-year warranty

Nintendo and Tencent have finally revealed the launch details for Switch's long-awaited debut in China.

The console will be officially released in mainland China on Tuesday, December 10th, Seeking Alpha reports. It will be made available in retail stores, as well as through major online companies such as TMall and JD.com.

The Chinese Switch will be priced at 2,099 yuan (approximately $300) and will come with a demo of New Super Mario Bros U Delxue, as well as a one-year warranty.

Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad shared more details from the official news briefing via his Twitter.

There are at least 18 third-party titles currently being localised for the Chinese market, after which they will be submitted for approval. This range includes Just Dance, Hollow Knight, Mario + Rabbids, Octopath Traveler, Tools Up, Mario & Sonic at the Toyko 2020 Olympic Games, Daemon X Machina and an exclusive Rabbids Party game.

Several other developers are working on official versions of their games to be localised and approved for China, including Bandai Namco, Sega, Konami, Square Enix, Level-5 and Tencent's own internal developer Next Games.

Nintendo and Tencent are also working with a number of Chinese games developers to bring indie titles to Switch, including the acclaimed To The Moon.

Tencent first secured a deal to distribute Nintendo Switch in China back in April. News has been slowly emerging throughout the year, most recently at the end of October when the full version of New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe was finally approved for release by China's restructured regulators.

For the record: A previous version of this article indicated the Nintendo Switch in China came with a full version of New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. An official press release has since clarified this is only a demo version of the game, and the article above has been amended to reflect that.

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