Nintendo's stock price jumped to a 19-month high after the launch of China Switch | Pocket Gamer.biz

Nintendo stock prices rose to a 19-month high after the launch of Switch in China.

According to Seeking Alpha, the shares of the Japanese developer rose 2.9% after they had previously peaked on May 18, 2018.

There is already high demand for the Chinese version of the console: approximately 105,000 people have already made an order on the e-commerce site JD.com, while the Fenqile online store has also shown great interest.

Tencent in partnership with Nintendo released a hybrid console and portable devices, which was released on December 10 at a price of 2099 yuan (about 300 dollars).

Chinese restrictions

Now the switch has been released to the public, many have found that some features are missing or limited to those located outside the country.

The Chinese game company A9VG (through NintendoSoup) tested the system and confirmed that the network game process is completely blocked by region, and we also need the WeChat social messaging system needed to create a Nintendo account.

In addition, Nintendo eShop now works in the country, however, when downloading, only one game is available for download – New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

As part of a new partnership between the two companies, Tencent is reportedly seeking to use Nintendo IP as it expands internationally.

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