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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo present united front against Trump's US tariffs against Chinese goods

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo present united front against Trump's US tariffs against Chinese goods

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have banded together in opposition to the proposed tariffs on imported goods from China to the US.

In a joint letter, the trio of platform holders points out the damage the tariff could inflict to the video game industry, such as putting thousands of jobs in the US at risk, stifle innovation and harm consumers, developers, retailers and console manufacturers.

The document is signed by Microsoft VP, deputy general counsel Linda K. Norman, Sony general counsel and SVP of legal and business affairs Jennifer Liu and Nintendo of America general counsel and executive VP of business affairs Devon Pritchard.

News broke in May that because of the US government’s trade war with China, electronic goods - including video game console - could see a 25 per cent tariff placed on them.

The full story is on PocketGamer.biz


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Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.

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