Officials from China's Ministry of Culture say foreign game consoles will be allowed to be sold in the country if manufacturers agree to register in Shanghai's new free trade zone.

According to a report by China Daily, two government officials confirmed a South China Morning Post report last week which revealed foreign game console makers would need to get approval for specific product models, before these can be sold and promoted on the Chinese mainland. Regulatory approval is required to ensure game content are not overly violent and politically sensitive.

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