, the months of negotiations is hitting a massive new market: China. Japanese game company Nintendo Nintendo Switch 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 launch will include
, with New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hitting the Chinese market in the coming weeks, according to Super Mario Odyssey Reuters. The will also be released in China. Switch Lite
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Chinese authorities have become more open to games consoles in the last few years, letting Microsoft sell the
and letting Sony bring the Xbox One to the market. The Switch has been available in most of the world since March 2017, and PS4 of them have been sold since then. 41.67 million
Pokemon Sword and Shield became the console's , having sold 6 million copies worldwide over their launch weekend. fastest-selling games
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.