On June 24th, Tencent applied for new barcodes for the Chinese version of the Switch Joy-Con controllers in new colors including light purple/green and light pink/yellow.
According to Tianyancha App, Chinese tech giant Tencent secured a patent for a “PC Console” on Tuesday. The patent abstract shows that the product is to be used for games and entertainment.
On Thursday, miHoYo, the developer of internationally popular action role-playing game "Genshin Impact," clarified that the Nintendo Switch version is still under development.
Tencent had recently acquired about 90% of Wake Up Interactive's shares, a Japanese game studio. The purchase may have happened in September and might be worth more than 5 billion yen ($44 million).
Game lovers across the world now have something to look forward to! Tencent Games said on July 22 that its Timi Studio Group will work with The Pokémon Company to develop new games.
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have written a joint letter to the Trump administration, warning the government that its impending tariffs on Chinese goods will dramatically harm the video game industry and its employees.
Nintendo announced a new deal with Tencent on April 26. The agreement will allow the Nintendo Switch, to finally break into mainland China, the world’s largest game market.