China game console ban temporarily lifted, report suggests

Tuesday, 7th January 2014 08:50 GMT By Dave Cook

China’s State Council has reportedly lifted its nationwide ban on video game console sales temporarily after 14 years.

Reuters reports that console manufacturers are now free to make consoles in Shanghai’s free trade zone, and then sell them throughout China without restriction. The caveat is that any company wishing to do so must first seek approval from the Chinese State Council.

Could this pave the way to a new market for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo? Let us know what you think below.

Via Polygon.



  1. loveaya

    As a manager of a Chinese video game forum, i don’t look forward to this….As Battlefield 4 has been banned in China because of @!$!@%!@%~

    So maybe just a good start but won’t bring us a nice future.

    #1 12 months ago

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