The Nvidia Shield Finally Comes to China, Complete with Nintendo Games

Nintendo Wii And GameCube Games Are Being Remastered For Nvidia Shield--But Only In China

Nvidia launches Shield TV set-top box in China with remastered Nintendo titles

None of that works in China, so Nvidia says the Chinese version of the device will run "completely localized" software. You can play them in 1080p too. Between Android games and GeForce Now, the Shield is a great platform for gamers.

The Nvidia Shield TV is a streaming device that hooks up to a television and can be used to share photos, stream music, display your calendar, interact with your home and, perhaps most importantly, play movies, TV and games. All of these games have been remastered in 1080p, meaning they should look a lot better on modern TVs than they did back on the Wii, and they sell for 68 yuan - about $10. New Super Mario Bros.

If you live in China and own an Nvidia Shield, you can now play great Wii games like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess-no need to own a Switch, a 3DS, or even the console that Twilight Princess originally appeared on. Wii, and Punch-Out!. All three games were originally available for the Wii almost a decade ago at a measly 480p resolution.

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When China finally lifted its almost 15-year ban on video game consoles in July 2015, it was only a matter of time before Nintendo started breaking into the market-and that has come true as of today.

It's a notable move for both companies, as (smartphone games aside) Nintendo hasn't generally made its games available on non-Nintendo hardware - let alone first-party properties like Mario and Zelda. It's more than likely that Nintendo's partnership with Nvidia is a way for the console manufacturer to crack a notoriously hard market for consoles. The Shield has been customized for the Chinese market through partnerships with Baidu's DuerOS conversational AI system and entertainment options from iQIYI. Nvidia also said that more are coming soon include Super Mario Galaxy.

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