Development tools for Nintendo Switch™ now available in Malaysia
～For game developers in Malaysia～
21 December 2021
TK International Sdn Bhd (Headquartered in Selangor, Malaysia, CEO: Shingo Abe, hereinafter referred to as TK International) has signed a service agreement with Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter referred to as Nintendo) to sell Nintendo Switch™ development tools to game developers in Malaysia. The pre-order of Nintendo Switch development kit in Malaysia by TK International will begin from 22nd December 2021.
In Malaysia, both the government and the private sector are focusing on the development of digital creative industries, particularly game development and animation, and this has led to strong growth in game development companies and related businesses.
TK International has assisted in the acquisition of Certificate of Conformity for telecommunications equipment under SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. and Safety Standard Certification for electrical equipment under Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga), both of which are required for the sale and distribution of Nintendo Switch development tools in Malaysia.
In addition, from the date of pre-order, TK International will be the point sales contact for the development tools of Nintendo Switch. This will enable Malaysian game developers to develop game titles for the Nintendo Switch.
- Pre-order starts on 22nd December, 2021
- Available from middle of January, 2022 as scheduled
- Product: Development tools of Nintendo Switch
- Eligibility: Nintendo Switch development tools can only be purchased by game development companies in Malaysia who have received prior approval from Nintendo.
TK International supports Japanese companies in a wide range of industries and sectors to expand their business overseas. We will continue to contribute to the development of both Japan and Malaysia.
Gaming Industry Trends in Malaysia
The Malaysian government has identified the games industry as a pivotal economic sector due to this the Government launched Digital Content Grant (DCG) in 2009 to support the development and production of digital content, including animation, digital games and interactive media.
Various measures have been applied to help develop and strengthen the games industry, including the establishment of an incubator (LEVEL UP Inc.) to raise funds and educate the community, and holding of international events (LEVEL UP KL) regularly to promote collaboration among games developers. At present, there are more than 50 game-related companies and 300 studios in Malaysia, and about 50 game-related courses are offered in higher education institutions.
In 2019, the Digital Content Ecosystem (DICE) policy was announced with the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) at its core. It aims to strengthen investment attraction, talent development and public-private partnerships to make Malaysia a hub for digital content industry in the Southeast Asian region. The annual growth rate for gaming industry in Malaysia is expected to be 10.9% from 2018-2023, with a market size of US$168 million by 2023.
About TK International Sdn. Bhd.
Incorporated in 2014, TK International is an MSC-status Japanese IT consultancy and solution provider based in Malaysia. Together with our partners, we help our clients achieve digital transformation. Our focus areas are Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Services, Digital Marketing and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). For more information, please visit our website at https://bridge-i.asia
*TK International Sdn Bhd has changed its name to BRIDGE International Asia Sdn Bhd as of Novemeber 2023.
■ Inquiries about services
Company name: Bridge International Asia Sdn.Bhd. (1088406-U)
Registration Number: 201401012326 (1088406-U)
Founded: April 9, 2014
Address: B-8-02, Capital 2, Oasis Square, No. 2, Jalan PJU 1A / 7A,
Oasis Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Representative: Shingo Abe, Managing Director, and CEO
Business content: Malaysia-based comprehensive IT service provide
- Business consulting
- Cloud service
- IoT solution
- Digital marketing
- Inside sales
Bridge International Asia Sdn. Bhd.
Person in charge: Shingo Abe (Supported languages: Japanese / English)