There is some good news for Chinese gamers that was confirmed today. Tencent, a media giant in China, received an approval from the Chinese government to distribute and sell the Nintendo Switch in the country. It will come with a test version Super Mario Bros. Deluxe. Video gaming consoles had been unbanned by the Chinese government in 2014. The ban had been in place for 14 years.
However, the process is far from over. According to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, “Nintendo is currently going through the approval process and whilst the news today is a positive sign, the company still needs to receive approval from China’s Certification Commission. Nintendo and Tencent will also need to submit each game for approval in China and ensure the games comply with content regulations. This too is a lengthy process and means that it will take some time before Nintendo can build up a large library of official games in China.”