Last week Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo joined forces against the sanctions against China promoted from the United States, something that after the commercial truce between the two governments seems to be cool off although the danger is still present. So much so that several major technology companies, including the makers of Xbox One and PS4, would already have plans to reduce their production of consoles in the Asian country.
According to the Nikkei Asian Review, via Game Industry, companies such as Google and Amazon would have reduced the importance of China in the manufacture of their smart loudspeakers, while other companies in the sector such as Lenovo, Acer and Asutek would also be evaluating similar actions. It is not the first news in this sense. Already in June it was reported that Nintendo was slowing down its production of devices to limit the damage caused by tariffs.
Anyway, and as it was collected in the joint letter signed by the big three of video games, the interests of the companies happen to continue as they were now since sudden change in the assembly line “would increase the costs beyond the negative effects that these taxes can promote. ” It should also be remembered that analysts and companies have already warned of a potential rise in the price of consoles to persist this climate of tension between powers.