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Tencent gets green light to publish two Nintendo Switch games in China – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A Nintendo Switch game console is pictured at the Paris Games Week (PGW), a trade fair for video games in Paris, France, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) – China gave tech giant Tencent Holdings the green light on Thursday to publish Nintendo Switch games Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, taking the number of games licensed for the console in the world’s biggest game market to three.

The approval published by China’s National Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television on its website comes with game developers looking for ways to boost revenue as the COVID-19 pandemic forces more people to stay at home.

Tencent started selling the Switch gaming console in mainland China in December with only one game, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, which was approved by the authorities in October.

Last week, Tencent said it would extend the warranty for Nintendo Switches bought in China via official channels by six…

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