The China console gaming ban lift could be great news for Nintendo.
For 13 years, China has had a ban on video game consoles, citing that video games were a bad influence on their youth. The US government has felt similar, though all they’ve been able to do was implement a rating system to warn would-be video game buyers of the possible violent content. Religious leader Franklin Graham has cited his opinion that video games are violence by themselves, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
The China console gaming ban lift reverses what was implemented with good intentions, even though enterprising gamers found ways around the ban. Said ban could be lifted to open up China’s markets further via Shanghai’s new free trade zone, as also previously reported by The Inquisitr.
This could also open up new marketing opportunities for Nintendo, and possibly turn things around for the Wii U as console-starved citizens in one of the biggest markets in the world finally have the freedom to put money into their console of choice. Nintendo has enjoyed huge success in Japan almost since the beginning, so it stands to benefit greatly from the China console gaming ban lift as almost a local market.
The lifting of the console ban could free up Nintendo to more effectively sell its failing console to a market that might want it more than the US. With the possible boom in sales to a massive new market, developers like Ubisoft and EA might rethink their strategy and develop new and exclusive games for the Wii U after all.
Just think of finally getting ZombiU 2 and possibly Wii U exclusive content for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs. It might even boost sales of Nintendo’s console here in the US as well. Everybody wins, and Nintendo has a brighter future.
What do you think of the China console gaming ban lift possibly helping Nintendo out of their current sales problems?