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Sony's new CEO says the outfit needs to get away from its hardware roots and get into the more lucrative content markets.

While the company, which bought the world the Walkman, Vaio, Cyber-shot, PlayStation, might have made its name building gadgets, CEO Kazuo Hirai said it must now focus more on the software and platforms they access. He said that Sony, which was traditionally was a purveyor of hardware could be made into something bigger than that.

Source: http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/25939-sony-losing-interest-in-gadgets
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Could this be the reason why PS4 is coming out so late? kookoo.gif
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Meh, I saw this coming,
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Could this be the reason why PS4 is coming out so late? kookoo.gif

Could be but I thought they made alot of money off of the playstations? Do they have any types of softwatre now?
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They always make great tech, but usually it is too expensive for what the consumers want. I appreciate Sony for always trying to push the envelope, but it usually costs them a lot.
   
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Could be but I thought they made alot of money off of the playstations? Do they have any types of softwatre now?

Don't know how i't's regarded as a whole, but Sony Acid is apparently a fantastic audio editing/producing/etc. program.
 
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Don't know how i't's regarded as a whole, but Sony Acid is apparently a fantastic audio editing/producing/etc. program.

Most people use Fruity Loops 9 over Acid. I haven't seen anyone use acid since the early 2000s. Come to think of it I haven't seen anyone use a Sony gadget since the early 2000s. Sony seems to be falling off the wagon while Korean companies are starting to take over.
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The Japanese powerhouse had a good reign on the tech market for a long time.
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I feel that Sony can get back into gadgets if they jump on the smartphone train and pick up Windows Phone or Android.
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They always make great tech, but usually it is too expensive for what the consumers want. I appreciate Sony for always trying to push the envelope, but it usually costs them a lot.

True, but that hasnt stop them in the past. People were willing to pay more for Song because of the quality and features. But with rise from the likes of Samsung, LG, and Vizio with lower cost, more features, and better/near quality, Sony has been losing market share ever since. Sony need to cut its loses, downsize a bit and put more focus on more important product lines instead of trying to blanket everything.
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