Rising domestic consumption in China has attracted an ever-growing number of international companies and Chinese entrepreneurs looking to capitalise on the boom in the licensing market. The increased availability of exploitable home-grown properties has come along with the emergence of indigenous licensors and licensing agents.
With no major hardware launches on offer, this year's Tokyo Game Show saw the fruits of increased co-operation between indie developers and the major players and a distinct cross-platform retro gaming sentiment emerging.
On 22 October 2014, The European Commission adopted Implementing Decision C (2014) 7594, which facilitates the acquisition of visas by applicants in mainland China. The decision to eliminate some of the visa requirements for Chinese businessmen is expected to boost Chinese investments in Europe.