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Sony
Sony
Mobile Communications Inc. is a multinational telecommunications company founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony
Sony
and Ericsson, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan
Japan
and wholly owned by Sony. It was originally incorporated as Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
Mobile Communications,[4] until Sony
Sony
acquired Ericsson's share in the venture on February 16, 2012.[5] Sony
Sony
Mobile has research and development facilities in Lund, Sweden; Beijing, China; Tokyo, Japan; and San Francisco, USA.[6] Sony
Sony
Mobile was the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share in the fourth quarter of 2012 with 9.8 million units shipped.[7] After once being known for devices powered by Symbian, the current flagship devices of Sony
Sony
Mobile are the Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
XZ2 and Sony Xperia
Xperia
XZ2 Compact, an Android-powered smartphones.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Origins 1.2 2001 to 2010 1.3 2011 to present

2 Operations 3 PlayStation
PlayStation
Certified 4 Products

4.1 Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
smartphones 4.2 Sony
Sony
smartphones 4.3 Wearables 4.4 Applications 4.5 Former products

5 Sales and market share 6 Marketing campaigns 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Origins[edit] In the United States, Ericsson
Ericsson
partnered with General Electric
General Electric
in the early nineties as Ericsson Mobile Communications
Ericsson Mobile Communications
(ECS), primarily to establish a US presence and brand recognition. Ericsson
Ericsson
had decided to obtain chips for its phones from a single source—a Philips
Philips
facility in New Mexico. On March 17, 2000,[8] a fire at the Philips
Philips
factory contaminated the sterile facility. Philips assured Ericsson
Ericsson
and Nokia
Nokia
(their other major customer) that production would be delayed for no more than a week. When it became clear that production would actually be compromised for months, Ericsson
Ericsson
was faced with a serious shortage.[9] Nokia
Nokia
had already begun to obtain parts from alternative sources, but Ericsson's position was much worse as production of current models and the launch of new ones was held up.[10] Ericsson, which had been in the mobile phone market for decades, and was the world's third largest cellular telephone handset maker, was struggling with huge losses. This was mainly due to this fire and its inability to produce cheaper phones like Nokia. To curtail the losses, it considered outsourcing production to Asian companies that could produce the handsets for lower costs.[citation needed] Speculation began about a possible sale by Ericsson
Ericsson
of its mobile phone division, but the company's president, Kurt Hellström, said it had no plans to do so. Hellström said, "Mobile phones are really a core business for Ericsson. We wouldn't be as successful (in networks) if we didn't have phones".[11] Sony
Sony
was a marginal player in the worldwide mobile phone market with a share of less than 1 percent in 2000. By August 2001, the two companies had finalised the terms of the merger announced in April. Ericsson
Ericsson
contributed a majority of the Ericsson
Ericsson
Mobile Communications company, excluding a minor part spun off as Ericsson
Ericsson
Mobile Platforms. Sony
Sony
contributed its entire handset division. The company was to have an initial workforce of 3,500 employees.[citation needed] 2001 to 2010[edit]

Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
logo used from 2001 until 2012

Sony
Sony
Ericsson's strategy was to release new models capable of digital photography as well as other multimedia capabilities such as downloading and viewing video clips and personal information management capabilities. To this end, it released several new models which had built-in digital camera and color screen which were novelties at that time. The joint venture continued to make bigger losses in spite of booming sales. In 2005, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
introduced the K750i with a 2 megapixel camera, as well as its platform mate, the W800i, the first of the Walkman phones capable of 30 hours of music playback, and two low-end phones. In 2007, the company's first 5- Megapixel
Megapixel
camera phone, the Sony Ericsson
Ericsson
K850i, was announced followed in 2008 by the Sony
Sony
Ericsson C905, the world's first 8- Megapixel
Megapixel
phone.[citation needed] At Mobile World Congress 2009, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
unveiled the first 12-Megapixel phone, named Satio. In 2005, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
agreed to become the global title sponsor for the WTA Tour in a deal worth $88 million US dollars over 6 years.[12] The women's pro tennis circuit was renamed the Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
WTA Tour. Just over a month later on June 7, it announced sponsorship of West Indian batsmen Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
and Ramnaresh Sarwan. In October 2005, Sony Ericsson
Ericsson
presented the first mobile phone based on UIQ
UIQ
3, the P990. On January 2, 2009, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
announced in Stockholm
Stockholm
that it would have some of its mobile phones made in India, and that its two outsourcing partners, Flextronics
Flextronics
and Foxconn
Foxconn
would manufacture ten million mobile phones per year by 2009. CEO Miles Flint announced at a press conference held with India's communications minister Dayanidhi Maran in Chennai
Chennai
that India was one of the fastest growing markets in the world and a priority market for Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
with 105 million users of GSM mobile telephones.[13]

Annual net income or loss 2003 to 2009

Sony
Sony
Ericsson's handset shipments fell from a high of 30.8m in Q4 1999 to only 8.1m in Q1 2003.[14] The company had made net losses in six of the 15 quarters and seen its cash reserves shrink from €2.2bn to €599m, after taking a €375m cash injection from its joint owners. The eclipse of the Symbian
Symbian
operating system, initially by Apple's iPhone, and then by Google's Android, has affected Sony
Sony
Ericsson's position in the market. The company also struggled following the launch of Apple's iPhone in the third quarter of 2007. Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
was overtaken by its South Korean rival LG Electronics in Q1 2008. Sony
Sony
Ericsson's company's profits fell significantly by 43% to €133 million (approx. US$180 million), sales falling by 8% and market share falling from 9.4% to 7.9%, despite favourable conditions that the handset market was expected to grow by 10% in 2008. Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
announced another profit warning in June 2008[15] and saw net profit crash by 97% in Q2 2008, announcing that it would cut 2,000 jobs, leading to wide fear that Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
was on the verge of decline along with its struggling rival, Motorola.[16] In Q3 the profits were much on the same level, however November and December saw increased profits along with new models being released such as the C905
C905
being one of the top sellers across the United Kingdom. In June 2008, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
had about 8,200 employees, it then launched a cost-cutting program and by the end of 2009 it had slashed its global workforce by around 5,000 people. It has also closed R&D centres in Chadwick House, Birchwood
Birchwood
(Warrington) in the UK; Miami, Seattle, San Diego and RTP (Raleigh, NC) in the USA;[17] The Chennai
Chennai
Unit (Tamil Nadu) in India; Hässleholm and Kista in Sweden and operations in the Netherlands. The UIQ
UIQ
centres in London and Budapest were also closed, UIQ
UIQ
was a joint venture with Motorola
Motorola
which began life in the 1990s.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27] 2011 to present[edit]

Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
Z2, released in 2014, is Sony
Sony
Mobile's former flagship device

On October 27, 2011, Sony
Sony
announced that it would acquire Ericsson's stake in Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
for €1.05 billion ($1.47 billion), making the mobile handset business a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony. The transaction's completion was expected to occur in January 2012.[28][29][30] At their keynote at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Sony's Kaz Hirai
Kaz Hirai
announced that Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
would be known simply as Sony
Sony
Mobile Communications pending completion of the transaction. On January 26, 2012, the European Union approved the buyout.[31] On February 16, 2012, Sony
Sony
announced it had completed the full acquisition of Sony
Sony
Ericsson.[5] On January 7, 2013, Sony
Sony
Mobile completed moving its headquarters from Lund, Sweden
Sweden
to Tokyo, Japan
Japan
in order to fully integrate with its parent company.[32] The first Sony-only mobile was the Sony
Sony
Xperia S
Xperia S
at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. Sony
Sony
Mobile Communications decided to phase out all the feature (non-smart) phones by September 2012 and focus completely on the smartphones segment.[33] On July 2, 2012, Sony
Sony
announced it was buying Gaikai, a cloud service to support its expansion into the cloud gaming realm. Sony
Sony
paid a reported $380 million to acquire Gaikai.[34] The Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
Liquid Energy Logo, which was the hallmark logo used on Sony
Sony
Mobile products up until the 2012 series of phones, was replaced with a new power button designed as the new signature hallmark to easily identify a Sony
Sony
phone and this debuted with the 2013 series of Xperia
Xperia
mobile phones. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show the Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
Z and Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
ZL were announced,[35][36] followed by the Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
Z1, unveiled during a press conference in IFA 2013, the Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
Z2 during the 2014 Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress
in Barcelona, Spain, and the Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
Z3 in IFA 2014. On October 30, 2014, Sony
Sony
announced that Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning, Finance and New Business Creation Department Hiroki Totoki will replace Kunimasa Suzuki as President and CEO of Sony
Sony
Mobile.[37][38] Communications with effect from November 16, 2014. Suzuki subsequently became the Group Executive of Sony Corporation after his departure from Sony
Sony
Mobile Communications.[39] In the last quarter of 2015, Sony
Sony
Mobile had the highest per-handset-profit and average selling price of all major Android handset manufacturers.[40] Operations[edit]

Sony
Sony
Mobile offices in Lund, Sweden

In 2009, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
announced that it was moving its North American headquarters from Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
to Atlanta. The headquarters move was part of a plan to reduce its workforce, then 10,000 employees, by 20%. As of that year, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
had 425 employees in Research Triangle Park; the staff had been reduced by hundreds due to layoffs.[41] Stacy Doster, a spokesperson of Sony Ericsson, said that the proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's flights to Latin America and the operations of AT&T Mobility influenced the decision to move the USA headquarters. Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
will close the Research Triangle site.[41][42] On August 23, 2012, Sony
Sony
announced heavy cuts of their work force in Lund, Sweden. September 2014 Sony
Sony
announced taking a €1.3 billion impairment charge on the Sony
Sony
Mobile division[43] and cutting another 15% of jobs - equivalenting about 1000 employees - at Sony
Sony
Mobile.[44] PlayStation
PlayStation
Certified[edit]

Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
Xperia Play
Xperia Play
open

In 2011, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
announced the first PlayStation
PlayStation
Certified phone the Xperia Play
Xperia Play
which meant that it had access to PlayStation
PlayStation
Mobile games. The previously released Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
Xperia
Xperia
Arc, and Sony Ericsson
Ericsson
Xperia
Xperia
acro became the next PlayStation
PlayStation
Certified devices followed by the Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
S, Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
ion and other Sony
Sony
Tablets. Products[edit]

A Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
W200i mobile phone

For detailed information about Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
and Sony
Sony
Mobile Communications products, see list of Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
products. Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
smartphones[edit] Since 2012 all products by Sony
Sony
Mobile have been in the Xperia
Xperia
range - launched with the Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
Xperia
Xperia
X1 at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which carried the Windows Mobile
Windows Mobile
operating system with a Sony
Sony
Ericsson's panel interface. The Xperia X10
Xperia X10
model launched in 2010 features the Android operating system. In 2011 Sony Ericsson
Ericsson
carried a range of mid and high-end Android smartphones all using the same SoC, only differentiating in form factor, screen size and multimedia capabilities. Although in 2012 the phones already carried the Sony
Sony
brand on them, they were still (mostly) developed by Sony
Sony
Ericsson, as can be seen from the green logo on the back of handsets like the Xperia S
Xperia S
and Xperia
Xperia
T. Sony
Sony
smartphones[edit] The line-up in 2013 brought an entirely different design of phones, first seen on the Xperia
Xperia
Z smartphone, and called 'OmniBalance' (roughly translated as 'balance everywhere') by Sony.[45] In 2014 Sony stated to be focusing more on the high-end phone market and reducing the number of low and mid-end products.[46] The first model launched in 2015 was the Xperia
Xperia
Z3+, featuring updated internals in a body similar to the Xperia
Xperia
Z3.[47] Wearables[edit] Sony
Sony
(then Sony
Sony
Ericsson) has been making Bluetooth
Bluetooth
enabled watches from as early as 2006.[48] In 2010 the LiveView smartwatch was launched,[49] featuring a colour OLED
OLED
display that let the user view notifications and control the music player. The successors Smartwatch 1, Smartwatch 2 and Smartwatch 3 were launched in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively. In 2014 a fitness tracking band, named SmartBand, was introduced.[50] The device's data is accessed using an Android application named Lifelog, which presents statistics about their everyday activities.[51] In 2015, a successor to the SmartBand was introduced, named SmartBand 2, which can track user's heart rate, movements, sleep, and the moments they are calm or excited.[52] Applications[edit] Sony
Sony
Mobile offers a wide range of applications, ranging from music and videos to camera and gaming apps.[53] Some of Sony
Sony
Mobile's most popular apps include:

TrackID
TrackID
- mobile music and audio recognition service. Xperia
Xperia
Lounge - music, film and mobile entertainment app. Lifelog - activity tracking and fitness app designed for Android devices. PlayStation Video
PlayStation Video
- online film and television programme distribution service that first was offered by Sony
Sony
Entertainment Network. PS4 Remote Play
Remote Play
- Remote Play
Remote Play
allows PS4 games to be played on Xperia smartphones and tablets.

Former products[edit]

BRAVIA
BRAVIA
range - launched 2007 in Japan. To date, five BRAVIA
BRAVIA
branded phones have been produced: Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
( FOMA
FOMA
SO903iTV, FOMA
FOMA
SO906i, U1, S004, and S005[54]). The Walkman-branded W series music phones, launched in 2005. The Sony Ericsson
Ericsson
W-series music phones were notable for being the first music-centric series mobile phones. A notable feature was a 'W' button, which when pressed opens the media centre. The Cyber-shot-branded line of phones, launched in 2006 in newer models of the K series phones. This range of phones are focused on the quality of the camera included with the phone. Cyber-shot
Cyber-shot
phones always include a flash, some with a xenon flash, and also include auto-focus cameras. Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
kicked off its global marketing campaign for Cyber-shot
Cyber-shot
phone with the launch of 'Never Miss a Shot'. In February 2008, the series was expanded with the announcement of C702, C902 and C905
C905
phones. The UIQ
UIQ
smartphone range of mobiles, introduced with the P series in 2003 with the introduction of P800. They are notable for their touchscreens, QWERTY keypads (on most models), and use of the UIQ interface platform for Symbian
Symbian
OS. The range was subsequently expanded with the M series and G series. The GreenHeart range - first introduced in 2009 with the Sony
Sony
Ericsson J105i Naite and C901 GreenHeart. Focused on an environmentally friendly theme, it mainly used eco-friendly materials and featured eco-apps.

Sales and market share[edit] Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
posted its first profit in the second half of 2003. Since then, the sales figures from phones have been:

Annual shipments of units 2003 to 2009

Calendar year Unit sales (millions)

2004 42[55]

2005 50[56]

2006 74.8[57]

2007 103.4[58]

2008 96.6[59]

2009 57.1[60]

2010 43.1[61]

2011 34.4[62]

2012 34.3

2013 38.4

2014 40.0

2015 29.4[63]

2016 14.6[64]

2017 15.5 (forecast)[64]

Marketing campaigns[edit]

Social media

During 2010, in 11 months, Sony
Sony
Ericsson's Facebook fan count rose from 300,000 to 4 million to become the 40th-largest brand on the social networking site. The company aims to capitalise on this fanbase and increase engagement by profiling these fans and matching them to dedicated content. It will also analyse the top commenters on the Facebook page and ensure engagement through special content and offering these fans the chance to visit Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
offices.[65]

Sports sponsorship

Until 2014, Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
/ Sony
Sony
Mobile sponsored the Sony
Sony
Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Miami. According to the head of global marketing partnerships,[66] Stephan Croix, “our sport sponsorships allow us to promote our phones in a subtle and authentic way to our fanbase. Our promise to fans is to enrich their experience during the game but also before and after.” Sony
Sony
Mobile is also a partner with the UEFA Champions League[67] and sponsored the 2014 FIFA World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup
in Brazil.[68] See also[edit]

Companies portal

MyPhoneExplorer – full featured Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
manager software for Microsoft Windows, able to backup, sync and editing almost all data on the phone via Bluetooth, infrared or USB Media Go – music, photo, video, and game management software made for Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
phones Disc2Phone – music management software made for Sony
Sony
Ericsson phones SonicStage – music management software made for Japan
Japan
market phones PlayNow – global content distribution portal List of Sony
Sony
products

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S302 S312 S500 S600 S700i S710

T

T10 T18 T20 T28 T29 T39 T60 T65 T66 T68 T68i T100/T105 T200 T230 T250 T270/T280 T290 T300 T310 T610/T616/T618 T628/T630/T637 T650 T700 T707

U (non-Symbian)

Aino (U10i) Yari (U100i)

W

Spiro (W100) Yendo (W150) Zylo (W20i) W200 W205 W300i W350i W380a W395 W518a W580i W595 W550/W600 W610i W660 W700 W705 W710 W760 W800 W810 W850i W880 W890 W900i W902 W910i W950i W960 W980 W995

WT

Mix Walkman
Walkman
(WT13)

Xperia

Pureness

Z

Z200 Z300i Z310i Z320i Z500a Z520a/Z520i Z525 Z530 Z550 Z555 Z600 Z610 Z710 Z750 Z770 Z780 Z800 Z1010

Smartphones

P

P800 P900 P910 P990 P1

U (Symbian)

Satio (U1) Vivaz (U5i)

Xperia

X XA X Performance X1 X2 X8 X10 X10 mini / X10 mini pro arc acro PLAY pro neo mini / mini pro ray arc S neo V active acro HD

Walkman

W8 Live with Walkman
Walkman
(Xperia-based)

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Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
mobile phones

See also: List of Sony
Sony
Xperia
Xperia
phones

2008 – 2010

X1 X2 Pureness X8 X10 X10 mini / X10 mini pro

2011

arc acro PLAY pro neo mini / mini pro ray arc S neo V active

2012

S / SL sola U P neo L Go acro HD / acro S ion tipo miro T TX J V

2013

Z ZL E L SP ZR Z Ultra C M Z1

2014

T2 Ultra E1 Z1 Compact M2 Z2 J1 Compact T3 C3 E3 Z3 Compact Z3

2015

E4g E4 M4 Aqua C4 Z3+ / Z4 M5 C5 Ultra Z5 Z5 Compact Z5 Premium

2016

X XA X Performance XA Ultra E5 XZ X Compact

2017

L1 XA1 XA1 Ultra XA1 Plus R1 XZs XZ Premium XZ1 XZ1 Compact

2018

L2 XA2 XA2 Ultra XZ2 XZ2 Compact

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Sony
Sony
tablets

Sony
Sony
Tablet

S P

Xperia
Xperia
Tablet

S Z Z2 Z3 Compact Z4

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Sony

Founders

Masaru Ibuka Akio Morita

Key personnel

Kaz Hirai
Kaz Hirai
(Chairman) Kenichiro Yoshida (President and CEO)

Primary businesses

Sony
Sony
Corporation Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment

PlayStation

Sony
Sony
Mobile Sony
Sony
Entertainment

Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony
Sony
Financial Holdings

Sony
Sony
Life Sony
Sony
Bank

Technologies and brands

α (Alpha) Betacam Bionz Blu-ray BRAVIA CD Cell Cyber-shot Dash Dream Machine DVD Exmor FeliCa Handycam HDCAM/HDCAM-SR LocationFree Memory Stick MiniDisc MiniDV mylo PlayStation Reader S/PDIF SDDS SXRD Sony
Sony
Tablet Tunnel diode TransferJet UMD Vaio Video8/Hi8/Digital8 Walkman Walkman
Walkman
Phones XDCAM Xperia HMZ-T1

Historical products

AIBO CV-2000 DAT Betamax Sony
Sony
CLIÉ Discman Jumbotron Lissa Mavica NEWS Qualia Rolly TR-55 Trinitron 1 inch Type C (BVH series) U-matic Watchman WEGA

Electronics

Sony
Sony
Electronics (US subsidiary) Sony
Sony
Energy Devices Sony
Sony
Creative Software FeliCa
FeliCa
Networks (57%)

v t e

Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment

Key personnel

Andrew House Shawn Layden Shuhei Yoshida

v t e

Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios

Franchises

Ape Escape Arc the Lad Boku no Natsuyasumi Buzz! Colony Wars Dark Cloud Echochrome EverQuest Everybody's Golf Everybody's Tennis EyeToy FantaVision Fat Princess G-Police Genji God of War Gran Turismo Gravity Rush Infamous Invizimals Jak and Daxter Jumping Flash! Killzone Knack Legend of Legaia Lemmings LittleBigPlanet LocoRoco MediEvil MLB: The Show ModNation Racers MotorStorm Motor Toon Grand Prix Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke/Oreshika PaRappa the Rapper Patapon PlanetSide Pursuit Force Rally Cross Ratchet & Clank Resistance Shadow of the Beast SingStar Siren Sly Cooper SOCOM Soul Sacrifice Sports Champions Start the Party! Syphon Filter The Eye of Judgment The Getaway The Last of Us This Is Football (franchise) Twisted Metal Uncharted Vib-Ribbon Warhawk White Knight Chronicles Wipeout Wonderbook

Divisions

Bend Studio Foster City Studio Japan
Japan
Studio London Studio San Diego Studio Santa Monica Studio

Subsidiaries

Guerrilla Games J.S.E.E.D. PlayStation
PlayStation
C.A.M.P. Team Gravity Team Ico Media Molecule Naughty Dog PixelOpus Polyphony Digital Sucker Punch Productions XDev

Former subsidiaries

989 Studios Bigbig Studios Contrail Evolution Studios Guerrilla Cambridge Incognito Entertainment Psygnosis Team Soho Zipper Interactive

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PlayStation

Sony
Sony
Interactive Entertainment SIE Worldwide Studios

Consoles

Home consoles

PlayStation

Models Main hardware

PlayStation
PlayStation
2

Models Main hardware

PlayStation
PlayStation
3

Models Main hardware System
System
software

PlayStation
PlayStation
4

Main hardware System
System
software

Handhelds

PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable

System
System
software

PlayStation
PlayStation
Vita

System
System
software

Miscellaneous

PocketStation PSX PlayStation
PlayStation
TV

Games

PS1 games

A–L M–Z Best-selling PS one Classics

NA PAL JP

PS2 games

Best-selling Online games HD games PS2 Classics for PS3 PS2 games for PS4

PS3 games

Best-selling Physical Digital only Physical and digital 3D games PS Move games PS Now games

PS4 games

Best-selling PSVR

PSP games

Physical and digital System
System
software compatibilities PS Minis

Other

PS Vita games

A–L M–Z

PS Mobile games TurboGrafx-16 Classics NEOGEO Station Classics HD Instant Game Collection

NA PAL Asia Japan China

Reprints

Greatest Hits Essentials The Best BigHit Series

Network

PlayStation
PlayStation
Network 2011 outage Central Station FirstPlay PlayStation
PlayStation
App PlayStation
PlayStation
Blog PlayStation
PlayStation
Home PlayStation
PlayStation
Mobile PlayStation
PlayStation
Music PlayStation
PlayStation
Now PlayStation
PlayStation
Store PlayStation
PlayStation
Video PlayStation
PlayStation
Vue PS2 online Room for PSP VidZone

Accessories

Controllers

PlayStation
PlayStation
Controller PlayStation
PlayStation
Mouse Analog Joystick Dual Analog DualShock Sixaxis PlayStation
PlayStation
Move

Cameras

EyeToy Go!Cam PlayStation
PlayStation
Eye PlayStation
PlayStation
Camera

Miscellaneous

Multitap Link Cable PS2 accessories PS2 Headset PS3 accessories PlayTV Wonderbook PlayStation
PlayStation
VR

Kits

Net Yaroze PS2 Linux GScube OtherOS Zego

Media

Magazines

Official U.S. PlayStation
PlayStation
Magazine PlayStation: The Official Magazine PlayStation
PlayStation
Official Magazine – UK PlayStation
PlayStation
Official Magazine – Australia PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground

Advertisements

Double Life Mountain PlayStation
PlayStation
marketing

Characters

Toro Polygon Man Kevin Butler Marcus Rivers

Arcade boards

Namco System
System
11 System
System
12 System
System
10 System
System
246 System
System
357

Related

Super NES CD-ROM Sony
Sony
Ericsson
Ericsson
Xperia
Xperia
Play

Category Portal

Other

Gaikai SN Systems Cellius
Cellius
(49%) Dimps

Category Portal

v t e

Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment

Key personnel

Rob Stringer Kevin Kelleher

Flagship

Columbia Records RCA Records Epic Records

Sony
Sony
Music Nashville

Columbia Nashville Arista Nashville RCA Records
RCA Records
Nashville Provident Label Group

Sony
Sony
Masterworks

Sony
Sony
Classical Records Portrait Records RCA Red Seal Records Okeh Records

Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment Japan

Epic Records
Epic Records
Japan Ki/oon Music Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment Japan Ariola Japan BMG Japan mora Sacra Music Aniplex

Aniplex
Aniplex
of America A-1 Pictures

Music On! TV

Distribution

The Orchard

IODA RED Distribution Red Essential

Other Labels

RCA Inspiration Phonogenic Records Ultra Music Century Media Records Legacy Recordings Black Butter Records Kemosabe Records Robbins Entertainment Syco Music
Syco Music
(50%) Sony
Sony
Music Australia Sony
Sony
Music UK Sony
Sony
Music India Sony
Sony
Music Latin Vevo Volcano Entertainment

v t e

Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment

Key personnel

Tony Vinciquerra Thomas Rothman

Sony
Sony
Pictures Motion Picture Group

Columbia Pictures TriStar Pictures TriStar Productions Screen Gems Sony
Sony
Pictures Classics Sony
Sony
Pictures Releasing Sony
Sony
Pictures Imageworks Sony
Sony
Pictures Animation Sony
Sony
Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

Destination Films Stage 6 Films Affirm Films

Sony
Sony
Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony
Sony
Wonder

Sony
Sony
Pictures Television

U.S. production

Adelaide Productions Sony
Sony
Crackle

The Minisode Network

Culver Entertainment Embassy Row TriStar Television

U.S. distribution

Funimation
Funimation
(95%)

International production

2waytraffic Left Bank Pictures Playmaker Media Stellify Media Teleset

TV channels & VOD

v t e

Sony
Sony
Pictures Television TV channels and VOD platforms

O = online VOD platform

Americas

US networks

Sony
Sony
Movie Channel GSN (58% joint venture with AT&T Entertainment Group) getTV Cine Sony Sony
Sony
CrackleO Defunct 3net
3net
(joint venture with Discovery and IMAX) Fearnet
Fearnet
(joint venture with Comcast
Comcast
and Lions Gate Entertainment)

Canada

Sony
Sony
Movie Channel and AXN
AXN
Movies (rebranded)

Latin America

Canal Sony AXN Defunct Animax Locomotion Sony
Sony
Spin

Asia

Indian sub-continent

v t e

Sony
Sony
Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

Hindi entertainment

SET

International

Sony
Sony
Sab Sony
Sony
Max Sony
Sony
Max 2 Sony
Sony
Pal Sony
Sony
Wah

English entertainment

AXN Sony
Sony
Le Plex Sony
Sony
Pix

Bengali entertainment

Sony
Sony
Aath

Sports

Sony
Sony
Six Sony
Sony
ESPN (50%; Joint venture with ESPN Inc.) Sony
Sony
Ten

Sony
Sony
Ten 1 Sony
Sony
Ten 2 Sony
Sony
Ten 3 Sony
Sony
Ten Golf

Acquisition pending TEN Sports Pakistan TEN Cricket
TEN Cricket
International

Music

Sony
Sony
Mix Sony
Sony
Rox

Other channels

Sony
Sony
BBC Earth (50%; Joint venture with BBC Studios) Sony
Sony
Yay

Other businesses

Sony
Sony
LIV (Online VOD platform)

Japan

Animax

Animax PlusO

AXN

AXN
AXN
Mystery AXN
AXN
PlusO

Star Channel (25% joint venture with News Corporation, Tohokushinsha Film, and Itochu)

South Korea

Animax (50% joint venture with KT SkyLife)

Animax PlusO

AXN
AXN
(50% joint venture with IHQ)

Taiwan

AXN Animax

Animax HD

south-east Asia

Animax AXN Gem

south-east Asia (50% joint venture with Nippon Television Network Corporation) Vietnam

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
One Defunct AXN
AXN
Beyond BeTV

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Germany

AnimaxO AXN Sony
Sony
Channel Defunct Animax (linear television)

Italy

Cine Sony Pop Defunct AXN AXN
AXN
Sci Fi

The Netherlands

Film1

Film1
Film1
Action Film1
Film1
Drama Film1
Film1
Family Film1
Film1
Premiere

Defunct Film1
Film1
Festival Film1
Film1
Sundance

Portugal

AXN

AXN
AXN
Black AXN
AXN
White

Defunct Animax

Russia

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Turbo Sony
Sony
Sci-Fi

Spain

AXN

AXN
AXN
SyncO AXN
AXN
White

Defunct Animax

Turkey

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Çocuk Planet Mutfak Planet Türk

UK & Ireland

v t e

Television channels in the United Kingdom and Ireland operated by Sony Pictures Television

Including CSC Media Group television channels

Entertainment channels

Movies4Men Sony
Sony
Crime Channel Sony
Sony
Crime Channel 2 Sony
Sony
Movie Channel truTV

CSC True Entertainment True Movies

Music channels

CSC Chart Show TV Chart Show Hits Scuzz Starz TV The Vault

Children's channels

CSC Pop Pop Max Tiny Pop

Former channels

More Than Movies Movies4Men
Movies4Men
2 Sony
Sony
Channel

CSC The Amp AnimeCentral Bliss BuzMuzik Chart Shop TV Flaunt Flava MinX NME TV Pop Girl Pop Plus Showcase TV True Crime True Drama True Movies
True Movies
2

Miscellaneous

Sony
Sony
Pictures Television animaxtv.co.uk (VOD)

Baltics

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
Turbo

Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

AXN

Adria Hungary

AXN
AXN
NowO

AXN
AXN
Black AXN
AXN
Spin AXN
AXN
White

Sony
Sony
Max Sony
Sony
Movie Channel Viasat
Viasat
Hungary

Viasat
Viasat
3 Viasat
Viasat
6

Defunct Animax AXN
AXN
Crime

Middle East

AXN
AXN
Middle East

Arabic English

Defunct AXN
AXN
Israel

Africa

Sony
Sony
Channel Sony
Sony
MAX True Movies Defunct Animax

Other

Sony
Sony
Pictures Digital

Sony
Sony
Pictures Mobile

Sony
Sony
Pictures Entertainment Japan Sony
Sony
Pictures Family Entertainment Group Sony
Sony
Pictures Studios Madison Gate Records

Defunct

Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Television Columbia TriStar Television Merv Griffin Enterprises ELP Communications

Online distribution platforms

PlayStation
PlayStation
Network ( PlayStation
PlayStation
Music PlayStation
PlayStation
Now PlayStation
PlayStation
Store PlayStation
PlayStation
Video PlayStation
PlayStation
Plus PlayStation
PlayStation
Vue) The Minisode Network Sony
Sony
Crackle Sony
Sony
Liv

Other businesses

Sony
Sony
DADC Sony
Sony
Network Communications Sony
Sony
Professional Solutions M3 (39.4%) Sony/ATV Music Publishing EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing
(19%) Vaio
Vaio
(4.9%)

Other assets

Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation
of America (umbrella company in the US) Other subsidiaries List of acquisitions

Nonprofit organizations

Sony
Sony
Institute of Higher Education Shohoku College

Other

History of Sony Sony
Sony
Toshiba IBM Center of Competence for the Cell Processor

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Major mobile device companies

Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

Acer Inc. Amazon.com Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
(iPhone) Asus BBK Electronics
BBK Electronics
(OPPO, OnePlus, Vivo) BlackBerry Limited Google
Google
(Android) Hisense HTC Huawei
Huawei
(Honor) Karbonn Lava (XOLO) Lenovo
Lenovo
( Motorola
Motorola
Mobility) LG Electronics Meizu Micromax (YU) Microsoft HMD Global
HMD Global
(Nokia) Panasonic Samsung Electronics Sony
Sony
Mobile TCL Corporation
TCL Corporation
(BlackBerry Mobile, Alcatel Mobile, Palm, Inc.) Transsion True Xiaomi ZTE
ZTE
(Nubia)

See also Largest IT companies Category:Mobile technology companies Category:Mobile p

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