Games for Nintendo Switch will cost less in China than in other regions

Official Chinese games from Nintendo for Switchdistributed by the company Tencentwill be regionally blocked. This is due to the fact that they plan to establish special regional prices on the territory of mainland China.

Currently, there is only one game for Switch from Nintendo officially released in China – this New Super Mario Bros. U deluxe. It has been available in digital format since December 2019, and only appeared in a boxed format today. They ask for it 299 yuan (about $ 40 or 2,680 rubles, the price in the Russian eShop is 4,500 rubles).

The official Chinese versions of the games are distributed with a special mark indicating compatibility exclusively with the Chinese Switch, for which Tencent is responsible.

Such versions will not start on Switch from other regions. Therefore, if you suddenly will be in China and decide to save, keep in mind.

At the same time, boxed versions of games from the USA, Europe and Japan are compatible with Chinese Switch, however, the network functions in them are not available to owners of such systems, since local consoles work exclusively on the basis of Tencent servers and services and have a modified regional eShop store.

Currently, it is planned to localize about 18 games for Switch for China (among which Just dance, Hollow knight, Mario + rabbids, Octopath traveler, Tools up, Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2023 Olympic Games, Daemon x machina and Rabbids party) In addition, other projects from Bandai Namco, Sega, Konami, Square Enix, Level-5 and Next Games are under development.

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