Nintendo, Sony Thrilled as China Considers Lifting 12 Year Ban on Console Sales

Potentially big news out of Asia today as China’s official state-run newspaper, the China Daily, reports that the country is considering ending its ban on the sale of video game consoles which began in 2000.

The Ministry of Culture is discussing ending the ban with other Chinese agencies and the manufacturers themselves. Originally the law was put in place to “protect” the youth of China from the allegedly mind-warping effects of video games, though presumably they’ve realized that statement has no merit, or they simply think it’s better for China if they open

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