China Lifts 14-Year-Old Ban on Foreign Video-Game Consoles


You can’t legally buy an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4 in China, but that might change very soon.

China’s State Council on Monday lifted a 14-year-old ban on the sale of foreign video-game consoles, paving the way for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony to enter a market that’s dominated by PCs, according to Reuters

China’s Ministry of Culture banned foreign consoles in 2000 on the basis that video games had a negative effect on youth’s mental and physical health. Now, foreign companies will be allowed to make gaming consoles within Shanghai’s free-trade zone, but each console will have to be inspected and approved by the Ministry of Culture …

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Via: Mashable: Gaming

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