As mobile arm struggles, Sony looks to PlayStation

| Sep 19, 2014

As mobile arm struggles, Sony looks to PlayStation

by Sophie Knight

The head of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the electronics firm’s mobile business, which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony’s stock reeling. With Sony’s three core electronics businesses — the third ...

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sep 19, 2014

Dividend-challenged Sony contemplates smartphone exit from China

Sony Corp. might sharply downsize its smartphone operations in China because business is unlikely to grow against competition from popular local rivals, company sources said Thursday. Sony, which on Wednesday warned of a bigger loss than previously projected for fiscal 2014 ending March due ...

Microsoft Xbox One lands in Japan with a dull thud

Sep 4, 2014

Microsoft Xbox One lands in Japan with a dull thud

The Japan launch of the Microsoft Xbox One fell flat Thursday, with journalists covering the debut of the gaming console far outnumbering buyers. The console arrived here more than nine months after it hit shelves in North America, Europe and Australasia and half a ...

Sony unveils wearable SmartBand Talk in Berlin

Sep 4, 2014

Sony unveils wearable SmartBand Talk in Berlin

Sony Corp. has unveiled new wearable technologies including the SmartBand Talk, a wristwatch-style gadget with a curved display that allows hands-free calling and voice-controlled operation while recording your daily data, including exercise stats. Sony unveiled the product Wednesday at the IFA consumer electronics show ...

Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with 'Dragon Quest'

Sep 1, 2014

Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with 'Dragon Quest'

Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale last November in the U.S. and Europe but didn’t arrive at stores here until February. Atsushi Morita, appointed head of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan operations effective ...

Aug 25, 2014

Cyberattack shuts down Sony's online music, game network

Sony Corp. said its Sony Entertainment Network online game and music distribution service suffered a cyberattack and was rendered unavailable globally. The number of users of the service totaled more than 150 million worldwide at the end of last September. The service was hit ...

Top-paid Nikkei 225 female exec shows Japan gender hurdles

Aug 18, 2014

Top-paid Nikkei 225 female exec shows Japan gender hurdles

Only one female executive made it to the top-earner list of the Nikkei 225 companies last year. She is an American who lives in New York. Nicole Seligman, president of Sony Corporation of America and Sony Entertainment Inc., is the only female among 185 ...

Aug 8, 2014

Shame index dumps Sony for Panasonic in first revamp

Sony Corp., which has posted losses in five of the past six years, was rejected in the first reshuffle of Japan’s profit-oriented stock index while Panasonic Corp. made the cut. The government-backed JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 30 other companies, including Mazda Motor Corp., Daiwa ...