Despite the PS4’s success, Sony as a whole continues to struggle. Sony is expecting to post a whopping $1.1 billion loss for the fiscal year ending on March 31st, which is over 3x the amount Nintendo reported earlier last month ($336). Alongside the loss, Sony plans to cut a total of 5,000 jobs to compensate for the losses.
The main causes for this loss is Sony’s TV and PC division, which have created huge holes in the company’s pockets.
“Sony’s share of global TV revenue fell to 7.5 percent in the third quarter last year from 8.1 percent the previous quarter, according to NPD DisplaySearch. Sony ranked third, trailing Samsung and LG.”
“There’s no prospect of its TV business being profitable,” said Makoto Kikuchi, the Tokyo-based chief executive officer for Myojo Asset Management Co. “Sony’s strengths are content such as games and movies. It cannot increase profit without moving its focus from TV production to content.”
Sony plans to sell its PC business and separate its TV division into an individual unit after reporting that the division will lose money for the 10th year in a row.
Sony is definitely in peril right now, it’s no doubt. I just hope that none of these problems will negatively affect their gaming side of things. Let us know what you think down below.by