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Tencent's focus on the Switch makes sense because the Nintendo console is portable, a characteristic favored by China's gamers.

Reports indicate that Tencent may be hoping to leverage their partnership with Nintendo to target console gaming development in the United States. Echoing the same, Nintendo Chief Executive Shuntaro Furukawa told analysts they should not expect a lot from the Switch in China. "Chinese builders are not only shifting to build video games aimed at feminine gamers, they are also tailoring current games to greater enchantment to them".

A Tencent official stated that the company intends to develop console games featuring Nintendo characters and learn the essence of developing console games from Nintendo engineers.

Chinese online games giant Tencent is planning to develop video games for Nintendo's Switch console in the US and Europe, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an unnamed Tencent official.

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Indeed, Nintendo and Tencent did begin a partnership back in April 2019 with Nintendo hoping to boost Switch sales in the Chinese market. U Deluxe in China. Companies outside of the country are expected to partner with a Chinese company if they want to enter the market. Despite this, China still remains one of the most valuable market to gaming developers operating on the global stage. The organization is also in a partnership with Nintendo, too.

In October, Tencent and its subsidiary Riot Games announced plans to release the mobile version of "League of Legends" in 2020.

Context: A few years ago, Tencent tried to tweak its popular mobile title "Honour of Kings", a game that borrowed heavily from "League of Legends", to meet the demands of American audiences. The brand is apparently seeking outside developers to create games targeted at young women, such as romance games, which are extremely popular in China.

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