(Yicai Global) Dec. 4 -- Tencent Holdings, the world's largest gaming firm, has launched a Chinese version of the Nintendo Switch games console priced at CNY2,099 (USD297).
It has also published the first localized games, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Marios Bros. U Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey, the Shenzhen-based firm said.
The console will go on sale from Dec. 10 and Tencent will use its own servers to provide online services, ensuring faster network speeds for local players.
Tencent bagged the exclusive rights to distribute the Switch in China through an agreement penned with the Japanese gaming giant in April.
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