Briefing: Tencent forms new department for Nintendo Switch partnership

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腾讯“任天堂合作部”招人了,国行Switch何时发售? – GameLook

What happened: Tencent posted two Shenzhen-based positions on its hiring website on July 1, looking to recruit personnel for its new “Nintendo cooperation department.” The two openings are for a business analyst, responsible for analytics and insights, and a web front-end developer. In April, the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province approved Tencent to distribute Nintendo’s video game console Switch in mainland China.

Why it’s important: Tencent is expanding its team dedicated to the upcoming launch of Switch in mainland China. In June, the company posted two Shanghai-based positions, looking for platform and community operations professionals for the launch. The new department signals that Tencent may be speeding up preparation for the popular gaming console’s release.