Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo join PC makers in looking to move production out of China

July 5, 2019 A number of major tech players are reportedly looking to get some of their manufacturing out of China.

While at this point it’s unclear whether US President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on Chinese goods will actually come to pass, continued uncertainty about the relationship between the countries and rising costs in China have some of tech and gaming’s biggest companies looking to move their manufacturing efforts elsewhere.

HP and Dell are looking to move up to 30% of their laptop production efforts out of China, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review. Companies like Lenovo, Acer, and Asus are reportedly making similar evaluations, though there are no specific numbers on how big those shifts might be.

Game consoles might also begin shifting away from Chinese production, and Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are specifically cited among the companies looking to move. However much production each company takes out of China, it’s likely that this manufacturing will instead go to other countries in Southeast Asia and India.


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