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post #31 of 98
I hope nothing serious happens to the business, although as far as I'm concerned, being knocked off top spot in your industry isn't always a bad thing. It can provide motivation to drive forward innovations

LG for example, IMO has really moved their brand forwards over the last 5 years for me
post #32 of 98
This is a company trying to compete with obsolete products. Nothing they make is at the top of the chain. Their TVs are okay, nothing special. Everyone will take a Samsung over Sony any day. Their phones are only average, nothing amazing at all. They still sell walkmans, in a world where people don't even use iPods because they have a iPhone or iTouch. Playstation original games have all gone down the tube, GT5 is barely acceptable, Killzone 3 was 60 CDN and took me 3 hours to beat. PS Vita launch titles are a joke, wheres the legacy Sony games? Where is GT, arguable the most iconic game for Sony. Hell, if they made a GT5 port on the Vita, I will jump on that yesterday.


They've lost touch, the company is too big and lacks any organization or innovation. Just look at what the Koreans have been doing recently, their cars are moving up in the world, their tech is now the envy of the world. They could learn a thing or two from Samsung.
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In the PC MMO game department they are doing pretty bad.... EQ and EQ2 pretty much is barely keeping the lights on. Let's just hope Planet Side 2 and Everquest 3 do well. I know I am personally looking forward to trying both.. PS 1 is still a freakin awesome game and there still isn't anything else like it, except for Warhawk and Starhawk which are both on the console.

Their point and shoot digicams are still some of the best money can buy. Sony was the go to for the best CRT TV's and Monitors but when it comes to LCD panels Samsung to me is the best.
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post #34 of 98
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This is a company trying to compete with obsolete products. Nothing they make is at the top of the chain. Their TVs are okay, nothing special. Everyone will take a Samsung over Sony any day. Their phones are only average, nothing amazing at all. They still sell walkmans, in a world where people don't even use iPods because they have a iPhone or iTouch. Playstation original games have all gone down the tube, GT5 is barely acceptable, Killzone 3 was 60 CDN and took me 3 hours to beat. PS Vita launch titles are a joke, wheres the legacy Sony games? Where is GT, arguable the most iconic game for Sony. Hell, if they made a GT5 port on the Vita, I will jump on that yesterday.

How are the Vita's launch titles a joke? It's an above average launch lineup, actually. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Blazblue: Continuum Shift, Rayman Origins, Army Corps of Hell, etc. on launch day, with Gravity Rush, Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Disgaea 3 on the way.

Most systems launch without even half that.
post #35 of 98
The use of proprietary stuff and extremely aggressive scare tactics are its downfall.

Anybody remember when they forced Lik-sang.com to close down?

They have some good stuff but it's so overpriced sometimes. Like Apple, they too have a following. So some people will buy it despite the higher cost.
    
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post #36 of 98
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Like Apple, they too have a following. So some people will buy it despite the higher cost.

I admit they're always a preferred alternative to me.

If I can buy a (p.ex) Toshiba laptop at €450 and a Vaio at €470 with the same specs, I'll usually pick the Vaio.

But nothing further than that.
   
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post #37 of 98
I would really miss Sony. The sleek look, the ability to often times find the best. Even if they're stubborn, sometimes you need to be.

Like a bunch of people were saying, they're overpriced. However, I think people still are grasping on to them because they used to be the best.

I think them having to scale back and focus more on the customer again would get them going like they used to be.

I also didn't realize this until someone said it, but Korean stuff really has been on the rise compared to Japanese stuff.

Interesting stuff all around.
 
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How are the Vita's launch titles a joke? It's an above average launch lineup, actually. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Blazblue: Continuum Shift, Rayman Origins, Army Corps of Hell, etc. on launch day, with Gravity Rush, Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Disgaea 3 on the way.
Most systems launch without even half that.

Explains why the Vitas are flying off the shelves huh? The hardware is amazing and the potential is there, I really do want to love this device but theres just nothing at all in terms of games that catches my attention. When and if they announce GT on the vita, I'll run out and get one.
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media is "killing" sony since 2001

sony is here to stay
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korea is the new japan in terms of tech giant.
sony will be gone the way of the dodo as samsung and LG take the stage

It's really sad to see Japan starting to slowly fade. Now that Hitachi's HDD department is going to be part of Seagate, I expect highly of Seagate. Sony, you'd better be here to stay.
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