Big news have come out this weekend, as China has finally decided to scrap its 15-year ban on video game consoles. The country’s Ministry of Culture has released a statement, according to which companies such as Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are now allowed to produce and sell video game consoles anywhere in the country. Video game consoles were first banned in 2000, because China was worried they would have a negative effect on mental and physical development of children. With the ban lifted, companies can finally manufacture and sell to one of the world’s largest video game markets. With mobile and computer entertainment having picked up a lot in the last 15 years, the ban did not make much sense anymore.
- Source: Wall Street Journal