Apr 7, 2015

Sony boosts spending on camera sensor chips

Sony Corp. announced its second boost to capacity for chips used in camera sensors this year to meet demand for components it supplies for devices, including Apple Inc.’s iPhone. The company will spend ¥45 billion on expanding its Nagasaki and Yamagata TEC facilities, it ...

Sony's PS4 hits China but with few games

Mar 20, 2015

Sony's PS4 hits China but with few games

The PlayStation 4 debuted Friday in China, but with few games and bare-bone online services as Sony navigates tight censorship rules to get a toehold in the world’s biggest gaming market. While the Chinese consoles are physically identical to those Sony sells worldwide, they ...

Sony total-vision headset will be reality in 2016

Mar 5, 2015

Sony total-vision headset will be reality in 2016

Sony Corp. was at a major game developers’ gathering Wednesday showing off a prototype of its Morpheus virtual reality headgear set for release next year. The consumer electronics titan did not disclose how much it plans to charge for the virtual reality, or VR, ...

Feb 4, 2015

Sony cuts full-year net loss forecast to $1.4 billion

Sony on Wednesday cut its full-year loss forecast by more than a quarter to ¥170 billion, thanks to a weak yen and improving smartphone sales. But it warned of further job cuts as part of its sweeping corporate overhaul. The revised number for the ...

Jan 23, 2015

Sony's third-quarter results delayed by November cyberattack

Sony Corp. said Friday that it won’t be able to issue its financial results for the October-December quarter because of the damage caused by last year’s massive cyberattack on movie studio Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Sony nonetheless plans to update shareholders and others on ...

Sony's Walkman makes comeback in high resolution, for $1,200

Jan 7, 2015

Sony's Walkman makes comeback in high resolution, for $1,200

Sony Corp. is bringing back the Walkman, with a new model of the music player pioneer that comes with high-resolution playback and Bluetooth-connected headphones. The new Walkman, targeting audiophiles and set to cost about $1,200, is a high-end version of a model Sony released ...

Sony's mobile business wants to reduce costs 30% by March 2017

Nov 25, 2014

Sony's mobile business wants to reduce costs 30% by March 2017

Sony Corp.’s mobile communication business aims to cut costs by 30 percent over the next two years to meet its goal of reversing the division’s losses. Hiroki Totoki, the newly appointed head of the mobile division, said Tuesday that key reform measures will include ...