The big three are looking to get out of China before tarriffs are imposed.
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are reportedly preparing to shift production out of Cihna in the face of potential tarriffs to be imposed by the Trump US government.
The three video game publishers have been vocally against the tarriffs, preparing a joint statement that was issued late last month. Saying that “tariffs would significantly disrupt our companies’ businesses and add significant costs that would depress sales of video game consoles and the games and services that drive the profitability of this market segment,” it appears the companies are investigating production based in other regions.
The Nikkei reports that Sony, Nintendo and Microosft are looking to follow the lead of other tech companies like HP, Lenovo, Asus, Dell and more in finding non-Chinese prodution facilities. Microsoft reportedly has its eye on Thailand and Indonesia, while Nintendo is reportedly looking to Vietnam.
We’ll keep you informed as the situation progresses.