Chinese Government Considering Lifting Decade+ Games Console Ban, Says Report

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http://techcrunch.com – China is considering lifting a 12-year-plus long ban on games consoles, according to a report in the China Daily newspaper (via Reuters). The speculation sent shares of Nintendo and PlayStation-maker Sony surging, with Nintendo gaining more than 3.5 per cent on the Nikkei index and Sony shares trading 8 per cent higher, according to Reuters. The China Daily quoted an unnamed source from the Ministry of Culture saying the console ban was under review. “We are reviewing the policy and have conducted some surveys and held discussions with other ministries on the possibility of opening (IT news)