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The Xperia decline is self inflicted. They do odd updates on hardware and charge Galaxy S prices for less. Sony's imaging department has some competition especially with Chinese and Korean manufacturers making their own image sensors now.

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Their big misstep was the Cell, it was too expensive and too hard to develop for. They were hoping to get into fabless processor business. The Cell was supposed to be a very powerful co-processor, but the rise of GPGPU kind of killed their dream. If they had made the Cell to be capable of being a GPU that might've been a different story. But after the initial wave of laptops with the Cell processor, everyone abandoned it in favor of using GPU. So they probably lost a lot of money R&D'ing the Cell.

I still remember the Toshiba laptop with a Cell in it.
http://www.cnet.com/news/toshiba-to-use-cell-processor-in-future-notebook/
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If the controller didn't suck, that would be a start. Come at me bros!


Xbox One > Xbox 360 > Xbox S > PS4 > PS3 > PS2 controller wise.
I personally will always rate the playstation controller over the xbox ones.
Never understood the sticks on different places.

Ironically the Dual Shock controller is really designed to maintain the D-pad and face buttons as primary input mechanisms, most PS1 games didn't have support for analog input.
Thus the Dual Shock layout is still the best for fighting games (and arguably the worst for shooters).

The Xbox puts analong control as primary for the left thumb and face buttons on the right, which is most versatile across the most game types.
Really Nintendo is the only one with a totally logical design for the modern shooter centric market, analog sticks on top and buttons below, but practically speaking, after decades of using one layout or another no-one seems to care where you put the inputs anymore.

I just wish we had more analog sticks, you could put them on the front and bottom of the controller too, I'm sure people could learn to manipulate analog sticks with their fingertips reasonably quickly.
Edited by ILoveHighDPI - 7/3/16 at 6:20pm
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Was never a fan of DualShock controllers until the PS4 one. It feels like a really solid controller, and the sticks aren't as annoying anymore. Still prefer the XB1 controller over it. 360 controller trumps all of them. Some aspects of the XB1 controller really annoy me, like smaller sticks. Becomes super annoying when gameplay gets intense in sports games. Find my thumb slipping off the sticks more often than I'd like. However, them being a little more elongated than the 360 sticks is a plus.
Edited by sledge - 7/3/16 at 6:19pm
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I like my Ps4 controller with Xbox One analog sticks.
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One Elite is the best.
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What about the first controller. Yeah that controller was the reason I liked it over PS2 at the time.

I stated in my reply above:
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However, I will cede that the PS controller is better than the original Xbox controller (but not the S).
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So their TV's and music players etc and being wound down? No more Sony TV's??

I don't think Sony TVs sell very well. At least not in the US. It's not surprising either since their LCDs were usually so much more expensive than their Samsung/LG/Vizio/Sharp counterparts but not significantly better in image quality.
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Aren't they the Intel of image sensors? Last I recall, they own a huge chunk of the image sensor market:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7228456320/sony-has-40-percent-share-of-image-sensor-market

40.2% of that market is nothing to sneeze at, they make the sensors for a lot of Nikons, the medium formats, Pentax, and the smartphone sensors.
Only holdout is Canon for their DSLRs, and it's generally regarded that Sony sensors are better in dynamic range than Canon sensors.

Everybody seems to gloss over this significant part of Sony.
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It doesn't make up for how much they have lost on the PS overall OR how much the company in general is losing.
They're failing in every single one too, and their stock is continually downgraded to "junk". They have restructured so many times to make PS their main leg to stand on for this very reason.
Those things don't perform well for the company anymore, haven't in a while. They'll still make them, but they have to rely on PS to make money and sell their other media/services.

Too lazy to research but isn't their imaging division doing at least decently? I know camera sales are down overall since around 2008 but every single Sony, Nikon, Pentax, most Olympus, some Panasonic, Leica, and now Hasselblad uses Sony sensors. The Sony A7 series of cameras and lenses has been a huge success too. A decent amount of pro photographers have made the switch. I would assume their imaging division should be doing ok.
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