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Tencent wins key approval to sell Nintendo's Switch in China

Approval paves way for console to enter world's top games market

Nintendo has sold more than 32 million Switch units worldwide.

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) -- China's Tencent has won a key approval to start selling the Nintendo Switch in the country, paving the way for the console to enter the world's largest video games market two years after it was first released worldwide.

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong gave the green light on Thursday to Tencent Holdings to distribute the Nintendo Switch console with a test version of the "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe" game, a statement on the government's website showed.

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