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  • Jackonomics2.0 - April 16, 2014 5:06 p.m.

    Wow 7 million, 7 million consoles shipped. Yet, Sony is still struggling with money, these sales are as you said meant to embarrass Microsoft, but at the same time, more inside depth, this means nothing for them. Most successful? Yes, but selling their own building and just recently selling the shares from Square Enix, something else is going on behind the scenes and behind this bragging.
  • jdwii - April 16, 2014 6:51 p.m.

    Sony is too big now they have too much competition, What you are seeing is a company that is rethinking their decisions and really shrinking as a whole and caring more about some of their big business markets. In the console world there's less competition compared to some of their other markets such as TV's, PC's, Smartphones/Tablets. What makes sony standout in those markets? That's hard to say really i prefer Samsung personally definitely not Sony but really the choices are endless almost. Back in the 90's-80's it was all about Sony with their walkmans and their other equipment now not so much because those markets have so many companies to choose from. Now look at the Gaming market when it comes to consoles...Microsoft-Nintendo-Sony that's it, so that's what they can compete in with very limited competition, that should be their number 1 focus and honestly them selling off their number 1 helper back in the PS1 days is sad but i'm sure they had to do it. Don't worry about Sony they are making the right choices it seems like they need to get smaller after all their market cap is only 19.5B and they are in 9B in debt that's not so good and they need to fix it and it won't be from staying in big markets with lots of competition.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - April 16, 2014 8:36 p.m.

    You have to put into mind that the gaming industry is only growing, countering what you just said, mobile gaming and PC exist, and even then we have random shit popping up like the Ouya and the Amazon fire and god knows what else. Regardless, the big 3 all need to pull up.
  • jdwii - April 16, 2014 9 p.m.

    Look at the competition my main point is they have to stick to limited competition like the console market
  • Divine Paladin - April 17, 2014 5:50 a.m.

    Considering Sony's been falling fiscally for years due to its stubbornness in not leaving the TV market, yeah, they're in trouble. But in the context of games, Sony's clearly delivering a "thrashing." There's a reason MS wants to pull out of gaming. At best, 7th gen and beyond is marginally profitable for the big three. At worst, it's a life-and-death affair.
  • kurkosdr - April 17, 2014 1:36 p.m.

    @Jackonomics 2.0 Sony is struggling because their consumers electronics division is feeling pain. And IMO they deserve it. Sony used to stand for quality, but nowadays they 'll occasionaly produce a turd, like a Pioneer television with a greenish picture or a Sony TV with a terrible power supply, and ruin their reputation. If you sell at a markup, you 'd better make a good job. Then there is the stern eye of Sony Pictures, with their consumer electronics being locked down, like not being able to copy Divx or mpg files to the harddisk of a DVD recorder.
  • Vonter - April 18, 2014 12:44 a.m.

    Still one side can hurt the other. Nintendo is doing well with the 3DS but its still losing money with the Wii U. They're going to branch out with the QOL but it isn't guaranteed if that will make them money. Sony is doing well with it's new console in almost every way. But still it's not financially well. I'm sure they'll be able to kept stable but also the Vita seems to be likely to be buried by the end of this year, I don't see that thing recovering tbh. Not the PSP was much better, but at least that thing.... got some good games.... that eventually got ported to the PS2 and PS3.... oh well.

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