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Nintendo to move Switch output to Vietnam as China tariffs loom

Popular console risks being swept up in Washington's fourth trade war volley

Almost all Nintendo Switches are currently manufactured in China. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

OSAKA -- Japan's Nintendo will shift some production of its Switch console to Vietnam from China, Nikkei has learned, as the Washington-Beijing trade war threatens to cast a shadow over the hit gaming device.

Currently, almost all Switches are manufactured in China by contract manufacturers including Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn. Their Vietnamese facilities will take over part of that work possibly within a few months.

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