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Weirdness: Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Honest truth, guv

There's something just a little bit wrong in China Mobile's advertising, pictured above. Apparently Mario, Luigi and Sonic have all been conscripted into the firm's latest promotion. Nintendo hasn't exactly made a habit of freely giving out its characters for other companies to use, being so protective as to initiate YouTube...

News: Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Is the big N missing the boat?

Earlier this year China formalised its plans to allow dedicated game consoles to be manufactured and sold in the country, opening the door for conventional systems in a marketplace that had previously consisted of black market goods and legal plug-and-play workarounds; Nintendo has successfully utilised the latter with...

News: Nintendo Will Have Plenty of Hoops to Jump Through to Release Full Console and Game Range in China

Nintendo Will Have Plenty of Hoops to Jump Through to Release Full Console and Game Range in China

Process outlined as Microsoft solidifies plans

At the beginning of this year Nintendo stock prices had a temporary bump that some attributed to China formally lifting its console ban, a move that had been confirmed in 2013. As a still-growing economy of a significant size and a market increasingly open to non-Chinese products and brands, it's a...

News: No Game Content "Hostile to China" Will Make It Through As Ban Lifts

No Game Content "Hostile to China" Will Make It Through As Ban Lifts

The size of the market means most will likely play along

Last year the Chinese government confirmed that it'd lift its video game console ban, with news that last week's implementation of that promise contributed to a boost in Nintendo share value; this prompted speculation of the Kyoto company diving into the region. We shouldn't expect Wii U and...

News: Lift in Chinese Console Ban and Market Fluctuations Contribute to Sizeable Nintendo Stock Increase

Lift in Chinese Console Ban and Market Fluctuations Contribute to Sizeable Nintendo Stock Increase

Will it be sustained?

After the Chinese government confirmed last year that it would be lifting its ban on game consoles, it became a reality this week. There are still the same hurdles that were highlighted previously, namely that hardware will need to be manufactured in a designated zone and all products will need approval from the country's...

News: China Removes Game Console Ban

China Removes Game Console Ban

There is a catch or two

Earlier this year we reported that China was considering a removal of its ban on video game consoles; it was a rule that was bypassed by TV plug and play systems, including a Nintendo offering called iQue which included Nintendo 64 games. Modern systems with separately sold retail games were, however, out of bounds. As part...

News: Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Feast your eyes on these bad boys

Distributor of Nintendo products in China, iQue, have revealed 3 gorgeous 3DS XL models which will launch this December 2012 exclusively for the region. No price tag has been put on the models as of yet. Below you can check out the 3 models: Mario White, Mario Silver and Mario Red & Gold (Limited Edition),...