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Sony enters a new era April 1st. On that day Kazuo Hirai will replace Sir. Howard Stringer as Sony’s president and CEO. The challenges ahead are massive. Sony is facing a financial and organizational calamity. Sony is simply too big and has fallen too far and Hirai is tasked to bring Sony back to glory.

Sony just announced a new corporate organization that shows drastic change is underway. Under this strategy, dubbed One Sony, separate Sony divisions will share management, hopefully streamlining decisions and creating a more unified end-user experience that better utilizes Sony’s content offering. Sony under Stringer was an unwieldy multi-head beast. Hirai is clearly trying to tighten the reigns. It just might work and it has to work.

The Galactic republic will be reorganized into the Galactic Empire! thumb.gif

but seriously I used to love the stuff Sony makes. I hope they get this s*** together
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They said post pc era, official boycott time.

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Here's an idea for Sony.

Drop the prices on your products, and people will buy them. Compete on price rather than brand-name.

Seriously, if they have their head stuck so far up their butt that all they can see is red, then the company deserves to die.
Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/27/12 at 7:42am
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Sounds like they diversified their assets too thin, hopefully
some new management will be a breath of fresh air.
Also the ericson was terrible.
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They said post pc era, official boycott time.

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Why do these article writers insist on this "post-PC era" nonsense ?

I've been around the scene since the Game Boy was the portable console to have and the Nes / SNES and Master System / Megadrive (Genesis) were the consoles to have, and I have to say all this talk makes no sense.

I was just talking to the guy at my local PC shop and he told me that he is more of an Xbox player these days and that many years ago you just had to pop in the disc and play, now you have to apply updates to the game. To which I added, and apply firmware updates to the console too. If anything, consoles are becoming PCs. Ever evolving, and not quite the domestic appliance like these journalists seem to understand them.

In any case, I don't really like Sony. I have one of their digital sound recorders bought recently and I have to admit it works pretty well, but that's it. Over the years I've had a car CD player that scratched the CDs, a cassete player that ate the tape, TVs that only lasted a few years before needing repair, and then there is their corporate behaviour - the CDs that had rootkits, the PS3 removal of features, etc.

I hope they get their act together though, good competition is needed.
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Kaz becoming CEO is the biggest April Fool's Day prank of all time.
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Hopefully they can right themselves. The vita launch for example, could have been so so so much better (actually work out remote play instead of advertising for a "future function")
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April 1st, you say? I know I would be very wary if I were the person taking over on April Fool's Day.
    
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They said post pc era, official boycott time.



This, fall to Sony.

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