Officials will allow Tencent to distribute Nintendo Switch units with a “test version” of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe following a strict ban of video games in China that was only reversed four years ago. Sony and Microsoft have already begun selling its consoles through joint ventures with established companies in China, and Nintendo has fallen suit by partnering with Tencent.
According to sources, the approval will also allow Tencent to sell the Switch throughout the rest of the country as well. The newfound ability for China to sell consoles recently was halted last summer after a political shakeup. However, since the freeze has ended this year, a large backlog of requests from console makers has delayed the process to resume, according to the South China Morning Post.
In other Nintendo news, you can now play Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch.