Nintendo's Switch gaming console to launch in China on Dec 10

BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co's will officially launch its Switch gaming console in mainland China on Dec. 10 for 2,099 yuan ($298.20), local partner Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday.

Pre-orders for the console began at noon (0400 GMT) on Wednesday, Tencent said.

($1 = 7.0389 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Huizhong Wu and Lusha Zhang; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill)