Author Topic: China has a ban on selling video games?????  (Read 476 times)

90snostalga

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China has a ban on selling video games?????
« on: January 07, 2014, 08:40:01 am »
I had no idea that game systems and games cannot be sold in china.  According to this article, they have finally lifted the ban:


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-suspends-ban-sale-foreign-064118149.html

Anyone else know that they had a ban or am i the only one?

matt

Re: China has a ban on selling video games?????
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 12:48:35 pm »
Yeah this was one of the reasons piracy and bootlegging is such a big deal in China. There are still loads of games but nothing is official.

Re: China has a ban on selling video games?????
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 09:18:45 pm »
Yeah, and it sucks. I would really love practising my Chinese with some console games. However, even without the ban, censorship would probably be really high.

MJMaranan

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Re: China has a ban on selling video games?????
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 02:25:56 am »
I thought the suspension was lifted prior(?) to the release of PS4.  Or was that some kind of proposition at the time?  At the time, I thought the ban was created to make the people of China increase the support and purchase of their domestic products.  If I remember correctly, I think there was even a Chinese counterpart to the Wii.  From the article, it's stating a different point that I thought I knew.

Thanks for sharing this article, 90snostalga!


Please check out the games I have for sale.

karyann

Re: China has a ban on selling video games?????
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 09:42:05 am »
Seems like there's already some benefit to the ban lifting, or at least on Nintendo's side; their stock has increased a lot!

http://www.nintendonews.com/2014/01/china-lifts-13-year-gaming-ban-nintendo-stock-reaches-two-year-high/