Nintendo announced quite a few newgamesat E3 this week, but a reveal of newSwitchmodels was missing (Nintendo did warn us!). Even so, new models are thought to be coming soon and there’s a good chance they won’t be manufactured in China.
manufactured in China.
AsThe Verge reports, sources within Nintendo’s supply chain have revealed that Switch production is being moved, at least in part, out of China and to Southeast Asia. As you’d expect, the reason for this decision is the growing threat of even more trade tariffs being introduced by the Trump Administration for products produced in China.
We are expecting both a cheaper, more portable Switch model and a higher-end model to appear at some point in the near future. It’s these two new models that are thought to be entering production outside of China, which also means it won’t be long before Nintendo starts talking about them.
Nintendo’s official line is that most existing Switch production occurs within China, but the Japanese company admits other manufacturing locations are being explored. It’s clearly in Nintendo’s interests to carry out such exploration considering it could soon be hit by a double-digit percentage trade tariff on any Switch manufactured in China…Continue Reading