According to the Wall Street Journal, China has ended its 15-year ban on video game consoles. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo can now manufacture and sell their hardware and software anywhere in the country. Game consoles were first banned in 2000 due to fears that the devices had a negative effect on the mental and physical development of children. China eased those restrictions last year by letting game console-makers operate in an experimental 11-square-mile area in Shanghai, known as the free trade zone. However there was a lot of red tape to clear as console makers had to enter into contracts to build new manufacturing facilities in the area. With those restrictions gone, this opens up the market in China to the big three console makers.
So what do you think gamers, does this open up the floodgates for the big three console makers, or do you think China won’t have much effect on console sales? Let us know in the comments below and stay right here to New Gamer Nation for all things gaming.