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Sony warns PS5 will cost more if the President increases China tariffs

Published: 31/Jul/2019 8:59 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 12:23

by Paul Cot

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The President’ss dealings with China could have a notable effect on gamer’s pockets, when it comes to PS4 and PS5 sales, Sony have warned.

The American President has long been critical of the trade deal between the U.S, and China. It was a topic that was continually discussed in the lead up to his election and nearly three years later it is still high on the agenda.

If China’s tariffs are increased it would mean exporting goods would cost companies more. This would have a huge effect on companies such as Sony who export millions of console units every year.

VR PlayerGamers are still wondering what the price of the PS5 will be…

It has been estimated that a change to the current tariff could increase the price of such goods by 25%. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have jointly expressed their concerns claiming: “A price increase of 25% will likely put a new video game console out of reach for many American families who we expect to be in the market for a console this holiday season.”

The President maintains he has a good relationship with China and will remain steadfast in getting a good deal. He doesn’t blame China saying: “After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country to the benefit of its citizens?”

The actual increase all depends on what deal the President can strike with China, though. Currently a deal doesn’t look close as the President has stated: “[China] should probably wait out our Election to see if we get one of the Democrat stiffs like Sleepy Joe. Then they could make a GREAT deal, like in past 30 years, and continue to ripoff the USA.”

Whether any trade deal would affect the cost of products such as the forthcoming PlayStation 5 remains to be seen. Sony are in the business of making money and it is unlikely they would pass on all additional costs to the consumer.

Doing so would almost certainly result in a steep drop in sales. However, that’s not to say consoles imported from the east wouldn’t increase in price. Companies such as Sony would need to decide how much of that cost they would pass on, in order to find the price point that would generate them the most profit.

Irrespective of what type of deal is made between the U.S. and China, PlayStation fans will still be able to buy Sony’s consoles. but it might cost them a bit more than expected

Call of Duty

Warzone Rebirth Island map revealed in leak for Black Ops Cold War

Published: 2/Dec/2020 13:51

by Alex Garton

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A new leak has revealed a first look at the Rebirth Island (aka Alcatraz) set to drop as a new Warzone map when the battle royale is integrated in Black Ops Cold War.

There’s a lot of speculation surrounding the upcoming content set to arrive in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. We know that Warzone will not be getting a Season 7 and will instead be integrated with Cold War.

Alongside this, the Black Ops Cold War roadmap teased the ‘Rebirth Island’ map, which immediately got players excited. The Alcatraz-inspired map was also playable in Treyarch’s own battle royale, Blackout.

Now, a new leak has revealed a first look at Rebirth Island in Warzone, with the main promotional image for the map.

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‘Rebirth Island’ was first introduced to players in the original Black Ops.

Leak reveals ‘Rebirth Island’ map coming to Warzone

The leak, from Adi Source, shows the Warzone logo followed by Rebirth Island, and behind you can see the shape of the island itself.

This would not be the first time Call of Duty has reintroduced a revamped version of a map. After all, we’ve seen five different versions of Nuketown at this point.

 

When is Warzone coming to Black Ops Cold War?

Although not confirmed, it’s expected that Rebirth Island will be available in Warzone at the same time as the BR is integrated with Black Ops Cold War.

This will take place on December 10, when all weapons and more from the new game will be available to use in Warzone.

Of course, it’s always important to take these leaks with a pinch of salt as nothing has been confirmed as of yet. However, it’s definitely an update to look forward to and keep tabs on.