Chinese officials are reportedly looking into lifting a ban on game consoles that has been in place since 2000, according to China Daily.
Citing an unnamed source from China's Ministry of Culture, China Daily reported that officials in the country have "conducted some surveys" and talked with other ministry officials about "opening up" the game console market.
China Daily said companies like Sony and Microsoft are making small inroads in the region - like Microsoft releasing a non-gaming version of the Kinect there and Sony opening an office in South China's Guangdong province.
Of course, there are also those who have sold consoles smuggled in from other countries. "I could sell as many as 10 consoles a day back in 2006," video game store owner Liu Shuo told China Daily. "The net profit was high because there were fewer competitors."
GME could easily add 50-100 stores with little risk and are the only vg retailer poised to do so.