China suspends ban on foreign consoles

January 7, 2014 by Staff - Leave a comment


After fourteen years, China has suspended the ban that prevented foreign video game consoles from being sold in the country. Foreign companies are now allowed to make consoles in Shanghai’s free trade zone and sell them in China.

The ban was put into place in 2000, because the Chinese government felt video games had negative effects on youth. Ever since then, consoles could only be acquired in China through gray market sales, where a third party would sell them. In 2013, China generated $10 million of revenue from console game sales.

Foreign first party companies such as Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft can now sell their consoles in China themselves, but the suspension of the ban is a temporary one. There has been no indication of how long it will be before it goes back into effect. Nevertheless, for as long as it lasts, this is excellent news for both the companies and gamers in China.

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PS4 manufacturing pics leak from China

September 8, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

Mass manufacturing pictures of the Playstation 4 (or more accurately, PS4 retail boxes) have been leaked via a Chinese bulletin board system (BBS) with the leaker of the pics also saying that his or her factory is shipping out over one million consoles alone and that they are not the only ones producing PS4s.



Pictures of the some Playstation 4 hardware would have been nice but I suppose you can’t ask for everything. Maybe that will be the next leak! The PS4 will be launched in the Unites States on November 15 and in Europe on November 29.

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