Prices for games and consoles in the United States could rise dramatically within the next few months. This is due to the economic policies and taxes planned by President Donald Trump, which could put a strain on the market and the video game as a whole.

By all is known that President Trump contemplates the imposition of various taxes on all products that are imported and / or not manufactured within the United States. Precisely among the articles known to suffer from these types of tariffs are Video Games since a large majority of them are produced outside the United States.

For example it is enough to see the case of consoles, which are assembled and imported directly from China. Japan is also a large player in the video game market.

Trump is not 'playing'

Although these policies have not yet been signed and their application is still under discussion, it has been reported that the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) is already preparing some alternatives that will allow them to avoid a strong impact on The increase of prices should they be accepted. Of course, they comment that at the moment they do not want to reveal the type of measures that they would adopt since they are waiting to see what happens although, they admit, they expect the worst thing.

Worse things to come?

To end up being approved, taxes on games and consoles would equally affect the markets of Mexico and Latin America since the United States is the main supplier of such articles to the rest of the continent. In addition, and to make matters worse, the increase in the price of the dollar could make this type of products even more expensive.

We will have to wait to see what happens and the measures that would be taken in our country in this regard. What do you think about this? Is Trump going too far? Let us know in the comments.

Donald John Trump is a politician, entrepreneur and American television personality. He won the elections last November 8th and since January 20, 2017, he is the 45th President of the United States of America.