Nov 1, 2016

Sony sees fall in net profit in 2016 on stronger yen

Sony Corp. on Tuesday reported a 78 percent year-on-year fall in its group net profit to ¥26.01 billion in the April to September period, weighed down by a stronger yen and sluggish semiconductor operations. The mammoth electronics maker said its operating profit for the ...

Sony to open new Ginza store

Sep 23, 2016

Sony to open new Ginza store

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Sony Corp. will on Saturday open the doors to its new store in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district. After closing its flagship store in the Sony Building last month to make way for a rebuild, the new store forms part of the newly completed Ginza ...

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sep 13, 2016

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sony Corp.’s video game division is readying not just games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month. Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita appeared at a Tokyo event ...

Aug 25, 2016

Sony to launch virtual reality video service in Japan

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. will start video service for virtual-reality devices as early as this year in partnership with U.S. content provider Little Star Media Inc., the Japanese firm said Wednesday. The new service’s content will include some 7,000 items of news and ...

Aug 23, 2016

Sony, Tepco may bring internet of things into homes

Sony Corp. and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. are considering teaming up to offer household services based on so-called internet of things technology, subsidiaries of the two firms said Tuesday. Under the envisaged partnership, Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Tepco Energy Partner Inc. ...

Sony to sell battery business to Murata Manufacturing

Jul 29, 2016

Sony to sell battery business to Murata Manufacturing

Sony Corp. has agreed to sell a portion of its battery business to Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., as the electronics giant responds to slowing demand for smartphones. The announcement Thursday comes as Sony banks on growth in its games business with the upcoming launch ...