Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Research | By Clarence Powell

Various Wii games getting 1080p Nvidia Shield releases in China

Various Wii games getting 1080p Nvidia Shield releases in China

While Nintendo Switch owners patiently wait for signs that the company will bring its traditional Virtual Console to the platform, Nvidia Shield users will be getting treated to a selection of Wii titles. According the Ahmad they now run on the much faster Shield at what should be a nice and crisp HD resolution-meaning 720p or 1080p. Ahmad notes that Nvidia Shield would sell for RMB 1499 (about $227), while the titles would be priced around RMB 68 each. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Punch-Out! are remastered in 1080p and available on the China version of Nvidia Shield, released today.

What is unclear for now is how far this deal between Nintendo and Nvidia extends in terms of future title announcements and markets beyond China.

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The games are likely appearing on the Nvidia Shield because these two companies have developed a solid working relationship. Inside is a powerful Nvidia Tegra X1 chip that can decode 4K HDR video and run console-quality games. While this does mean the Shield can comfortably play Wii games, it's hard to gauge if Nintendo will bring games to Shield in the United Kingdom, or simply reserve them exclusively for Switch instead. As with the worldwide edition of the Shield, it can run some of the more popular PC games and Nintendo Wii games. Just look at Kellogg's Super Mario Cereal. The Shield has been customized for the Chinese market through partnerships with Baidu's DuerOS conversational AI system and entertainment options from iQIYI. For players looking for the motion-based controls, a Wii-style remote is also possibly coming with the Shield to capture motion-style play.

Nintendo's family-friendly lineup means it may fare better with China's censors.

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