According to Axioseleven members of the US Congress from two parties believe that “business practices Sony hinders Microsoft and other American companies to succeed in Japan.” Based on these suspicions, the party asks the administration Joe Biden conduct an investigation into SHE.
The statement noted that discriminatory practices in the unbalanced Japanese video game market could “violate the spirit of the U.S.-Japan digital trade agreement.”
“The Japanese government’s current non-prosecution policy when it comes to Sony seems to be a major hurdle to US exports, with real implications for Microsoft, as well as many other US developers and game publishers that do business around the world but see that their incomes in Japan are declining because of this practice.”
From a statement by the US Congress
Neither Sony, nor Microsoft, nor the Japanese government has yet commented on this statement. US Trade Representative Catherine Tye stated that the concerns of congressmen would be considered.
Recall that Sony is the main opponent of the deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, which should be completed by the end of June this year. At the same time, a possible merger causes excitement among other parties: earlier, for example, a group of ten fans Call of Duty filed a lawsuit a lawsuit against the deal, but it was rejected.
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