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Tencent turns to Nintendo and 5G to reboot game business

Switch console and Qualcomm tie-up generate buzz at Shanghai event

Visitors try out the Nintendo Switch at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, also known as ChinaJoy, in Shanghai on Aug. 2.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI/GUANGZHOU -- China's Tencent Holdings looks to inject vitality into its sluggish video game business through partnerships with Japanese gaming company Nintendo and U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, which it hopes lead to stronger content and hardware.

At Friday's opening of the 2019 ChinaJoy gaming conference here, Tencent Senior Vice President Ma Xiaoyi likened Nintendo to a "teacher" to the Chinese internet group. The partnership will further help Tencent grow, Ma said.

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