Sony plans to increase the price of "PlayStation" if Trump has carried out his threat

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"The US government has told us that high tariffs would eventually damage the US economy," said Hiroki Totoki, financial director of Sony on Tuesday.

The United States and China are resuming talks this week to resolve the trade dispute.

In May, President Trump raised Chinese import tariffs by $ 200 billion to 25 percent from 10 percent.

The president has threatened to impose the tariff on an additional $ 300 billion of Chinese exports, including PlayStation devices, in the event of failed negotiations with Beijing.

Last month, Sony and its rival Nintendo and Microsoft submitted a letter to the US sales representative's office to report the charges.

Totoki has stated that Sony has not decided how to respond to tariff increases, but is considering its options, including requiring consumers to pay part of the burden.

The tariffs so far "have not influenced us much, but we must remain vigilant about the possible risks", he said.

PlayStation is Sony's largest profit unit.

Sony plans to introduce a next-generation controller in 2020.

He said the next device will include some of the more expensive techniques that could increase the price, even without customs duties.

Sony stated that the third quarter earnings of the second quarter of April fell 33 percent from a year earlier to 152 billion yen ($ 1.4 billion).

Sales of the PlayStation 4 console, released at the end of 2013, were weaker than expected and Sony reduced its sales forecasts for the year to March 2020 from 1 million to 15 million units.

Sony sold 17.8 million units in the previous fiscal year.

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"The US government has told us that high tariffs would eventually damage the US economy," said Hiroki Totoki, financial director of Sony on Tuesday.

The United States and China are resuming talks this week to resolve the trade dispute.

In May, President Trump raised Chinese import tariffs by $ 200 billion to 25 percent from 10 percent.

The president has threatened to impose the tariff on an additional $ 300 billion of Chinese exports, including PlayStation devices, in the event of failed negotiations with Beijing.

Last month, Sony and its rival Nintendo and Microsoft submitted a letter to the US sales representative's office to report the charges.

Totoki has stated that Sony has not decided how to respond to tariff increases, but is considering its options, including requiring consumers to pay part of the burden.

The tariffs so far "have not influenced us much, but we must remain vigilant about the possible risks", he said.

PlayStation is Sony's largest profit unit.

Sony plans to introduce a next-generation controller in 2020.

He said the next device will include some of the more expensive techniques that could increase the price, even without customs duties.

Sony stated that the third quarter earnings of the second quarter of April fell 33 percent from a year earlier to 152 billion yen ($ 1.4 billion).

Sales of the PlayStation 4 console, released at the end of 2013, were weaker than expected and Sony reduced its sales forecasts for the year to March 2020 from 1 million to 15 million units.

Sony sold 17.8 million units in the previous fiscal year.

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