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Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony Join Forces Against Trump Tariffs

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The Trump administration has proposed $300 billion in tariffs as part of its trade war with China, which includes a 25 percent tariff on video game consoles. Already companies in the video game industry have spoken out individually against these tariffs, but now Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have come together to release a joint statement on the matter.

In the statement, sent to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the companies argue that the proposed tariffs would have “enormous impact” and cause “undue economic harm” on the video game industry. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony state that the tariffs would have a negative effect on consumers as well as video game developers, retailers, and console manufacturers, put thousands of jobs at risk, and “stifle…


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