The Latest in IT Security

China suspends ban on sale of foreign video game consoles

07
Jan
2014

(Reuters) – (Adds context, size of Chinas video game market, company comments) By Paul Carsten BEIJING, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Chinas State Council said it has temporarily lifted a ban on selling foreign video game consoles, paving the way for firms like Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd to enter a nearly $14 billion dollar market. The suspension of the 14-year-old ban permits foreign-invested enterprises to make games consoles within Shanghais free trade zone and sell them in China after inspection by cultural departments, the government said in a statement posted on its website on Monday. China banned gaming consoles in 2000, citing their adverse effect on the mental health of its youth.

Comments are closed.

Categories

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021
WHITE PAPERS

Mission-Critical Broadband – Why Governments Should Partner with Commercial Operators:
Many governments embrace mobile network operator (MNO) networks as ...

ARA at Scale: How to Choose a Solution That Grows With Your Needs:
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in...

The Multi-Model Database:
Part of the “new normal” where data and cloud applications are ...

Featured

Archives

Latest Comments