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Check out pics of Switch's Chinese packaging

Launching in China tomorrow!

The Switch launches in China tomorrow, courtesy of Tencent. Hours before release, we finally have a round of pics showing off what the Switch packaging looks like. Its pretty standard Switch packaging, with a tiny New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe icon tucked in the corner. This is because every Switch in China comes with a trial version of the game included on the hardware.

Check out various promo videos for the Switch's upcoming release in China

Just 4 days away!

The Switch is seeing release in China on Dec. 10th, 2019, and it seems preorders are going really well for the region already. As we lead into launch, a number of promo videos and trailers are being released to spread the word on the hardware's launch. Check out footage from the this week's press event, as well as trailers and more for the Switch's arrival in China in this post.


Chinese packaging for Switch and accessories pops up online

Are we getting close to launch?

We know that Nintendo and Tencent are releasing the Switch in China, but we don't know when. It appears things might be a tad further along than expect, as an entire series of Chinese packaging pics for the Switch and its accessories have popped up online. The original source has since deleted the entire gallery of pics, but you can check out what was featured in the embed above.

Of particular note is the Switch box, which indicates that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe comes pre-installed on the system.

Switch Lite approved for release in China, comes with a demo of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

A big step towards release

Okay, now things are really starting to take shape. China has approved the release of the Switch Lite, which will be distributed by Tencent. Even more interesting, this particular SKU would include a demo for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Looks like things really are moving ahead in China. Seems like we might have some sort of release date announcement in the not-too-distant future!

'New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe' is the first Nintendo Switch game approved for release in China

Nintendo has been working with Tencent since April to bring the Nintendo Switch system over to China. Now, the first Nintendo Switch software has been approved to be sold in the country. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been approved by Chinese regulators, and it's only a matter of time before the Switch is sold in the fast-growing Chinese gaming market.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe approved for release in China

Mario makes a move

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has seen release on Switch in most areas of the world, but that doesn't include China. Looks like Nintendo has plans to bring the game out in the region, as the game was recently approved for China. The title was submitted by Tencent, who Nintendo is working with to bring the Switch and its software to China.

New Super Mario Bro. U Deluxe is one of the best-selling games in Europe for 2019 so far

Way to go, Mario!

GfK Entertianment has announced that New Super Mario Bro. U Deluxe and FIFA 19 are the best-selling physical games in Europe so far this year. FIFA 19 performed better in the Benelux countries of Denmark, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the UK, while Mario proved more popular in Austria, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Red Dead Redemption 2, Days Gone, Minecraft, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe secured seven, five, and three spots respectively. Data comes from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain and the UK.

Nintendo submits four copyright contracts for Switch games in China

Plans for China move ahead

Slowly but surely, Nintendo is looking to bring the Switch out in China. Those efforts continue today, with four copyright contracts related to the platform. Nintendo is looking to secure copyrights for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in the region. Hopefully they get approved, and the movement towards an official launch can continue on.

Doug Bowser says Nintendo has no 3DS games to announce at E3, reveals what Switch titles he's currently playing

Sorry, 3DS fans

If you haven't figured it out by now, Nintendo's Doug Bowser wanted to make it clear. While Nintendo will continue selling the 3DS, they don't have plans to talk about it at E3 this year. He shared that sentiment in an interview with Time, which you can read a snippet of below.

At this point, we have no games to announce on 3DS at this show, and in fact we’re not really showing 3DS content here, because it is all about Nintendo Switch. But our 3DS business continues to do quite well. Retailers continue to support both the hardware and the software. And as long as there’s consumer demand for 3DS, we’ll continue to support it. In fact, we believe it’s a great entry point for young gamers. A 2DS at $79 with a game included is a great value proposition for a young gamer coming into the Nintendo ecosystem.

Bowser, and Nintendo in general, are all about Switch right now. There's certainly plenty of games to talk about on that platform! Wondering what Bowser is playing on his Switch?

Right now I’m playing — I’m looking at my Switch — I’m still diving deep into Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and trying to get through the game. I’m a bit of a completionist when it comes to platformers. I’m playing Cuphead right now, being challenged by Cuphead —

Dataminers find 101 unused levels in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

That's a lot of unused content!

We recently shared a video about unused content in New Super Mario Bros. U, which I'm sure spawned on some interest in finding similar content in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. That's exactly what happened, and now a new video has surfaced showing that there are 101 unused levels in the game! Check out the video to get a look at some of the content.

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