Tencent Holdings Ltd is trying to make games for the U.S. market in partnership with Nintendo Co. , Dow Jones reported.
The Chinese company is looking to expand outside its home country, where it dominates the market with a range of smartphone games, with plans that include collaborating more with Kyoto-based Nintendo, Tencent officials told Dow Jones.
Tencent is hoping to create more console games with Nintendo characters and “learn the essence of making console games from Nintendo engineers,” the officials were cited as saying.
Nintendo declined to comment to Dow Jones.
In April, Chinese authorities gave Tencent approval to distribute a test version of Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in China.