It seems that the authorities over in China are mulling over whether they should lift a ban that should not even be there in the first place, one that is a dozen years old, which has outlawed the manufacturing, sale and import of video game consoles. According to an anonymous government source who informed China Daily, the ban is right now being reviewed, although the seven ministries that enacted it originally due to fears of potential harm to the young via video games will first need to all rally together and agree to end it, should the video game market eventually be opened up to the masses.
The source from the Ministry of Culture mentioned, “We are reviewing the policy and have conducted some surveys and held discussions with other ministries on the possibility of opening up the game console market. However, since the ban was issued by seven ministries more than a decade ago, we will need approval from all parties to lift it.”
Sony and Nintendo would definitely be more than happy if the ban was rescinded, and it showed in their respective share prices that jumped.