Ban against Sony PS3 likely to be lifted in China
November 07, 2012
Source: MM Network
By: Media Mughals
Sony has confirmed that its PlayStation 3 gaming console has received an important quality certification in China. Following the certification from the Chinese safety standard body there is a speculation that China will end a decade-old ban on home game consoles.
China has banned video game consoles since 2000, citing a need to protect the well-being of its young people. The Ministry of Culture has the regulatory authority over the console segment and is the sole organisation that can revoke the ban.
All products must pass the safety standard test of "The China Quality Certification Centre” before they can be sold to Chinese consumers. The China Quality Certification Centre website showed two models of the PlayStation 3, labelled "computer entertainment system" received approval this July.
However Sony also highlighted that there was no decision still taken about it entering the Chinese market.