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I've always liked South Korea more than Japan. I hope the PlayStation will survive at least, it's been my favourite console since the first one. :/
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I've been a fan of Sony's older products.

However, the recent Sony products I have purchased have mostly disappointed me.
The left side of the IEM I bought (MDR-EX58) has a loose cable that makes an annoying noise when it is moved ever so slightly.

The foam earpads that came with the earbuds (MDR EP818LP) I bought were of poor quality, and have deteriorated after a week of light use.
The earbuds themselves don't sit too well in my ears either. (At least, compared to the old pair my mom bought in the 80's.)

Oh, and the MDR-XD100 that I ranted so vehemently about...

*sigh*
In the end, I just gave up on Sony entirely and purchased a set of Sennheiser headphones.


EDIT: I know the headphones I bought weren't particularly high end, but the Sennheisers I bought weren't pricey either. Sony's products just failed to compete.
Edited by sLowEnd - 2/4/12 at 7:00pm
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Sony's gaming division is doing fine, its the other electronics that isn't. I think they will eventually get it right though, esp with those crystal LED tV's.


Also I think Vita will be a success even if it had a slow start in Japan. It's an awesome system.
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Don't really like Sony. Camcorder went bad (screen was always black even powered on) and asked for a RMA and I didn't even get back a confirmation email with the generic, "Thank you for contacting Sony."

I also wish to add. I bought two Sony DVD burners and their quality is crap. One refuses to read DVDs and the other sticks.
    
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Sony's gaming division is doing fine, its the other electronics that isn't. I think they will eventually get it right though, esp with those crystal LED tV's.
Also I think Vita will be a success even if it had a slow start in Japan. It's an awesome system.



It will fail horribly elsewhere as well. The pricing comes down to about what 300 per console? Games will be at least 40 bucks. Sony expects me to put down 350~ for a new system that doesn't do too much other than play a few select games...

Mobile gaming has made some huge improvements over the last two years. Mobile games are cheap, the majority between 1 dollar and 5 dollars. Hell, I picked up reckless racing 2 for 5 bucks and am blown away by it. The amazing graphics, the smoothness of the controls, the sheer amount of content for a 5 buck game is insane!!! Not to mention fun.

Keep in mind the next generation of android/windows superphones are about to be unveiled in a months time. Does Sony really think people will put that money towards their system rather than for a multi-functional phone? I'd understand if the vita had MicroSD, 16gb onboard memory with support for just about every popular file format available transforming it into a truly multimedia handheld device. Sadly, that's not the case. Had sony made the Vita more open, as in market it is an all in one entertainment center things might have gone differently.

Phones these days have screens better than the vita, are more capable as a multimedia player than the vita. They are lighter, smaller, thinner than the vita. The Vita hardware will reach phones too, as HTC, Samsung and the rest are gearing up their quad core superphones.

Why would anyone buy a vita?

As usual with Sony, a few years too late. Next up, another series of "walkman" from Sony. Sigh......
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Well... If this is true, I fear for the worst, I love their products, Especially Sony E's part, which Sony recently acquired.
   
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SONY, in my books, USED TO BE awesome...

Now, unless you buy their high-end, the hardware is pretty average, and reliability-wize, they took a dump....

I had a 40" Bravia LCD that took a dump, a VCR, 2 DVD players...the cheap wal-mart stuff has as much chances to last ...

Back in the day, when you had a SONY "Sport" Walkman, you had the best!

When you had those 4 head HIFI VCRs with the "jog" knob function, you had some of the best out there.

It was worthy to pay more, to get more....now, they live on their name....

All their DRM schemes, proprietary connectors IRRITATES people...

The Playstation is one of their best product...
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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.

Hitachi is going to WD, seagate bought samsung.
    
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As a child of the 80's and 90's this is surprising, but Sony has always coasted off their name brand, selling like quality products for a premium. So I only really bought their playstations smile.gif I have an uncle who will would buy sony products for my entire life, now he has a Pinoneer Tv in his living room.
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Nope. NEX mirror less cameras are still very very hot.
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