Echoing the same, Nintendo Chief Executive Shuntaro Furukawa told analysts they should not expect a lot from the Switch in China. Recent reports point to the Chinese conglomerate planning to make games with Nintendo characters for the western market.
Tencent is keen to team up with Nintendo to create games for consumers in Europe and the US.
"What we want is to expand from China, and one target is console game players in the USA and Europe", a Tencent official - who asked not to be identified - told the Wall Street Journal (thanks, Eurogamer).
Tencent, the world's largest videogame company by revenue, is seemingly looking to deepen its ties with Japanese videogame developer Nintendo, with an aim to design console games featuring Nintendo characters for American and European gamers.
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Tencent's rise to power began with the help of PUBG, a battle royale title that launched on PC and Mobile.
The partnership with Nintendo is part of Tencent's plans to expand out of China. Companies outside of the country are expected to partner with a Chinese company if they want to enter the market. "Chinese developers are not only shifting to create games aimed at female players, they are also tailoring existing games to better appeal to them".
It will be interesting to see how this partnership pans out in the long run.
Though it already dominates the mobile industry and had a stake in equally Epic Games and Activision Blizzard, Tencent is searching to mature its viewers outside the house of China, especially in mild of China's latest choice to impose game curfews on individuals below 18 many years of age.