China officially ends ban on video game consoles

China is finally scrapping its 15-year ban on video game consoles. According to a statement from the country’s Ministry of Culture, companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft — among others — will now be allowed to manufacture and sell video game consoles anywhere in the country.

This is probably the biggest news in the console market since the release of next-gen. The ban has been in place since the year 2000 and with China now the biggest market on the planet expect to see a mass clambering to get in there.

PC gaming has effectively ruled in China because of the ban so it’ll be interesting to see if the market will take off at all.

Source: China officially ends ban on video game consoles | The Verge

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