China has long had a ban on gaming consoles in the country, but last year it was lifted for companies registered within Shanghai. Now, the Ministry of Culture has now allowed companies to sell consoles.

China now uses a large amount of smartphones led recently by Apple as the country has become a large market for iPhone – for some people a smartphone is their only device for TV, gaming, communicating and more. This may have an impact on game console sales in China – as Microsoft and Sony may have to push hard to sell the Xbox One and PS4 in the country.