Sony, Nintendo shares rise as China mulls lifting console ban

News that China may end its 12-year ban on video game consoles has sent shares in Sony and Nintendo up sharply.

28th January, 2013
Sony: jumped 9.1 per cent in Tokyo trading.

News that China may end its 12-year ban on video game consoles has sent shares in Sony and Nintendo up sharply.

China banned the consoles in 2000 because of concerns about the potential harm to the physical and mental development of young people. However, they are now considering ending the ban, according to reports.

Sony, the maker of PlayStation machines, jumped 9.1 per cent in Tokyo trading, while Nintendo, the creator of Super Mario, added 3.4 per cent.

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