China's Console Ban Is Lifted -- But What Does It Mean?

Forbes - On January 6,th 2014 the State Council of the People’s Republic of China announced that it had officially, though temporarily, lifted a ban on video game consoles that on September 27, 2013 it had said it intended to lift in the future. September 27th was the day it announced the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and consoles are one of the products without restriction within the Shanghai FTZ. Eventually the ban could be lifted for manufacturing in the other current and future free trade zones, or maybe all of the country, but for now it pertains to only products made in the Shanghai FTZ. In addition, we all are waiting for a detailed set of regulations as it has yet to be released.

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HolyDuck1673d ago (Edited 1673d ago )

I think it means people in China can obtain consoles without having to go through illegal channels to get one.