It is being said that back in 2000, these Game consoles were first banned due to fear that the devices and the 3D worlds produced by them could impact children's mental and physical development negatively, reported the Verge.

Though in 2014, China eased those restrictions by letting game console-makers operate in an experimental 11-square-mile area in Shanghai, those relaxed restrictions proved to be a major hurdle to console-makers, which had to enter into contracts to build new manufacturing facilities in the area.

However, now these restrictions have now been tossed entirely, opening up a massive new market for game consoles.

Despite being the world's third-largest gaming market, where gaming revenues hit USD 15 billion last year, China may be a tough market to crack for the console makers.
               
Strict censorship rules prevent the sale of many popular titles, while Sony and Microsoft also facing stiff competition from PC and mobile games, which have dominated the Chinese market in the 14-year absence of console games.