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Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Hardware News |

China officially ends the ban on sales of video game consoles in their territory

China officially ends the ban on sales of video game consoles in their territory

Probably marketing executives of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, they are rejoicing at the announcement of this news: The end soon the of video consoles, which dates back 13 years.

The ban was never able to completely wipe the console sales in China, because there were always small shops that sold so unofficially.

The China hopes end soon with the long ban, on one condition: that foreign companies like Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft to register their products in the new free trade zone of Shanghai.

Once registered, each product must seek the approval of the authorities of the Ministry of Culture. The government seeks to ensure that the content of the games is not too violent or politically sensitive. This would not apply to consoles, but to video games that could come including “gift” with it. Once obtained the approval, the product may be sold throughout the Chinese territory.

The Chinese government is concerned about Chinese youth, believing that certain games particularly violent, would be harmful to the mental health of Chinese youth.

This breakthrough in China’s economic policy would mean for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, the opportunity to sell hundreds of millions of (to more than 1 billion in less than two years, according to some analysts).

Link: China likely to lift ban foreign game console (scmp.com)

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