Rumours earlier this week that China was about to overturn a long-standing ban on the sale of gaming consoles appear to have been premature, after the government apparently denied it was planning to lift the ban. A source at the Ministry of Culture had told state-run paper the China Daily that it was “reviewing the policy” and …
"...banning the manufacture and sale gaming gear."
Does Foxconn, Flextronics and pals out-outsource their xbox, ps3, etc contracts? or should it say "..manufacture for domestic sale.."?
There is one word
that in general encapsulates china's dict-government - "hypocrites"
Re: There is one word
"that in general encapsulates china's dict-government - 'hypocrites' "
As opposed to our own shining beacons of moral light...
Made their to sell outside the country, made there to sell there not a chance. Ya gotta wonder how many of those consoles disappear off the production line every week?
why should they cancel the ban when they are already dealing with a pandemic of gaming addicts...
Although I've never understood why the chinese government cares if people kill themselves wasting money on things like games.
"they are already dealing with a pandemic of gaming addicts..."
Re: google it
I've seen plenty about South Korea... don't remember seeing anything relating to China
You know, I've lived in China for 11 years and I never realized these were banned. Possibly because I'm not a console fan, but also because any large IT mall here has them for sale. Though now I think on it, not so many as I'd have expected.
Several of my friends bought Wii's about five years ago, when they were all the rage. Easily obtainable.