On Wednesday evening, culture minister Roselyne Bachelot intervened during the Pegasus ceremony to present Eric Chahi with the honorary award. When asked about the location of the video games in France, the minister said that it “has its place in the ministry” and “participates in the country’s economy”.
On Thursday evening when Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the new containment measures, Specialty stores and video game shelves are excluded from stores that may remain open
According to Jean Castex’s announcements last night, video games seem completely forgotten, despite being the number 1 digital and cultural leisure activity for the French, number 1 among young people: 87% of 19-24 year olds, 82% of 25- to 34-year-olds play! It would be incomprehensible to close specialty stores and departments even with the CD shelves open. Many consoles are pre-ordered and expected, and the games are also being sold at these nearby points. Do you like youth Then understand what his hobbies are, his cultural habits. The joint venture is the leisure of an entire generation, the means to escape, to share, to breathe. We need video games, the first cultural asset! #JVEssential.
The government has not responded to the demand for the time being, so stores haven’t been able to open their doors this morning. However, as the situation changes by the hour, things could be resolved quickly. We will update this article as necessary.
By MalloDelic, Journalist igamesnews.com