Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have all come together instead of competing against each other for a change. Only it wasn't to give gamers the holy grail of "Cross-play" but rather to warn the U.S. government about the effects the China trade tariff will hurt the economy.
The three powerhouses collaborated on a 7 page document that was sent to the Office of the United States Trade Representative. The document explains the problems each manufacturer will face. The manufacturers also stated that not only will the tariffs hurt production costs of consoles but they would also hinder the future development of technology.
The three state that if they are to move their production lines outside of Chinese territories, it would result in a 25% price hike. This would hurt the average household and keep nex-gen consoles out of many homes which in turn harms the income of America. With the gaming industry being a billion dollar a year industry, this is something that could be very devastating to all involved.
What are your thoughts? Will you be buying the new consoles if the prices are higher?