Last year, there was speculation that official Nintendo Switch games distributed by Tencent in China could not be played on Nintendo Switch systems sold outside China, such as North America and Japan.
Today, this has confirmed to be a fact on an official New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe product listing in China. So we’ve sort of returned back to some form of region locking – Chinese Tencent systems could play games sold in China and the world (however they have no access to worldwide DLC as there is no way to access the worldwide eShop), and worldwide systems could not play games sold in China but games sold elsewhere in the world (with access to worldwide DLC).
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