Trump tariffs are leading game companies to move production out of China
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If you’ve been casually watching the news and curious as to how Donald Trump’s tariffs could affect you, look no further than the tech and gaming sector.
Tariffs could lead to more expensive laptops, consoles, and smartphones
In addition to gaming companies looking at moving parts of production out of China, a source tells the Nikkei Asian Review that HP and Dell (PC makers with approximately 40% of the market) are looking to move 30% of notebook production out of the country.
- Multiple sources say the big three gaming companies (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo) are all looking at alternatives
- Nintendo may be moving its rumored Nintendo Switch consoles production to other locations
- Apple is also looking at moving up to 30% of production out of China
According to the report, many of these companies are looking at shifting production to nearby locations, with Vietnam, Taiwan, and the Philippines all being considered.
The US would definitely feel the pressure of these tariffs and potential changes in the form of increased prices, but the Nikkei Asian Review notes that “China would feel the rest [of the pressure] as the country’s economy will have to brace for a further slowdown and many factory workers need to look for jobs elsewhere.”
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