In a “partnership for progress” drive, Nintendo is working in synch with Nvidia in order to bring Wii and GameCube games to the Shield. Yet there is a catch to it which is that it is only restricted to China.
Nvidia Shield is coming to Mainland China.
Will be priced at RMB 1499.
The Shield will focus on games in China. It will run popular PC games as well as Nintendo Wii games such as Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess and Punch out. pic.twitter.com/gJlZrclps4
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Nvidia’s Android domestic console will be supporting games such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and New Super Mario Bros. Wii on it. What remains problematic is how these games have been made to run on the Shield. What is certain is that at least Super Mario Bros. will run at 1080p.
The gamers will need to wait before it is confirmed that other graphic enhancements have been made on the games. If you are residing in China and eager to grab one of these games, then it will be an experience worth $227.
The games will cost ten bucks a piece. The fact that all this is exclusively for Chinese residents means by its very nature that it is solely for a limited Sinophile audience. Yet that Nintendo is coming out of its shell is good news in itself.
There are over 300 million gaming individuals in China. Nintendo can see a lucrative market for its products in China. Furthermore, China ended its ban on consoles two years back thereby providing an ideal opportunity for gamers and gaming companies to avail the gap in the embargo.
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