The big day has come. On the 21st of May, Microsoft Corp. is due to present its Xbox 720 game console as the tech giant aims to win a bigger market share in the gaming market. The new Xbox 720 game console is expected to help the company strengthen its position in the market which has been dented by the emergence and growing popularity of mobile devices. But the fact is that Microsoft Corp. will witness also stronger competition from Sony Corp. which is due to launch its new PlayStation 4 in June. The competition gets tougher not only in the computer gaming industry, it gets tougher in the console market as well.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge but after all Sony Corp. has surprised as it recorded the first annual profit in five years. Its performance was substantially improved by assets sales, including some of its office buildings, and the weak yen which is the results of the “Abenomics”.
In what could well be the start of exciting new phase in the laptop market segment, Sony Corp., the Japanese electronics giant, has announced its full-loaded news series the Vaio Fit Line as a surprising entry-level device. The confusing range of Sony laptops currently available includes the Tap and Duo series of laptops, the low-cost and low-end models E-series, followed by mid-level S-series and a premium range of Ultrabooks popularly called as the T-series.
Legendary Japan’s electronics maker Sony Corp. gears up as it aims to be on the podium in global smartphone sales, thereby leaving behind China’s Huawei Technologies Co. But that not the last of the plans of Sony Corp. which has underlined that it expects to make its mobile-devices unit profitable and produce excellent smartphones and tablets.
After ages of rumors, Sony Corp. has finally announced its new videogame console – PlayStation 4 which will be stuffed with social features. Even though the Japan’s electronics maker hopes that its new product will get it back on top, PlayStation 4 will undoubtedly face stiff and fierce competition from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. But fans of former videogame consoles of Sony Corp. cannot wait to put their hands on the brand-new device.
Is it possible that after all the Sony’s recovery plan has started to work? On the 7th of February, Sony Corp. informed that its net losses for the third quarter ended December dropped to 10.8 billion yen, or $115 million, from 159 billion yen for the same quarter a year earlier. While the company is still facing a fierce competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., it seems that the Japan’s electronics producer is slowly bouncing back.
Sony Corp., the world-known electronics producer, has informed that it will release its new ultra-thin Xperia Tablet Z. The launch of the new Sony’s Xperia tablet will take place in Japan. It is not confirmed whether the Japan’s company will decide to release it in the United States. The launch of the new 10-inch Android device is aimed at attracting customers back to Sony Corp., thus taking tablet market share from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. which have dominated the segment.
Fitch, a ratings agency, has slashed the ratings of two Japan’s well-known electronics producers, Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp., to junk status, underlying their weakness in TV operations and consumer electronics. The fall in the debt ratings of Sony and Panasonic has vastly diminished the glow of these once great electronics brands of Japan.
At last Sony Corp. has launched the redesigned Sony PlayStation Store for its customers in Europe, North America and Brazil. The launch of the updated Sony Playstation Store was, however, delayed than it had originally been intended. Yet the customers’ reaction has been largely positive.
Sony Corp. informed on the 19th of October it would cut approximately 2000 jobs in Japan in the year to March 2013 as a part of restructuring plan. The company also announced the closure of a camera lens factory in Japan as well. The job cuts in Japan are a part of Sony Corp.’s global plan to downsize the global headcount by about 10,000 by March 2013.
Sony Corp. has just announced a new, smaller and lighter version of the PlayStation 3 console, which is to be sold this holiday season. By launching the new smaller PlayStation 3 Sony tries to lure back its consumers, who are attracted by games played on mobile devices and PCs. But it is not the first move in the battle with smartphone gaining popularity in the “gaming society”. Just in August, Sony Corp. introduced PlayStation Mobile which is an initiative aiming at enabling Android devices to play PlayStation games.
At a press event in New York on Wednesday, Jan 20,the launch date of the much awaited portable 3DS gaming device, Nintendo 3DS was announced. The Nintendo 3DS will hit US stores on Mar 27, 2011 for $250, the UK for a very expensive €249 on Mar 25, 2011 while Japan will be the first [...]
The who’s who of electronics, including Hewlett-Packard Co, Microsoft Corp, Dell Inc, Motorola Inc., and Lenovo Group Ltd, among others, showed off their thin, touchscreen, multimedia devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Flooding the CES 2011 with touchscreen devices of an array of sizes, rivals seemed determined to prevent Apple [...]