After teamed up with China's Tencent to bring the hybrid console to the country's 1.3 billion people on Dec. 10. Preorders opened Wednesday, and the machine costs 2,099 yuan (around $300)., the is hitting a massive new market: China. Japanese game company Nintendo
The launch will include Reuters. The will also be released in China., with and hitting the Chinese market in the coming weeks, according to
Chinese authorities have become more open to games consoles in the last few years, letting Microsoft sell theand letting Sony bring the to the market. The Switch has been available in most of the world since March 2017, and of them have been sold since then.
Last month, Pokemon Sword and Shield became the console's , having sold 6 million copies worldwide over their launch weekend.
Neither Nintendo nor Tencent immediately responded to requests for comment.
First published at 4:51 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:19 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.