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Sony Ranks Second and Nintendo Seventh Between Companies the Japanese are Most Proud of

The Japanese are known to be very proud of their local corporations, but which ones are they most proud of? The business firm Risk Monster sought to answer that question via a recently published survey titled “Japanese Companies to be Proud of in Front of the World,” and Sony and Nintendo are in the top 20.

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Xsilver881d ago (Edited 881d ago )

wait til Toyota makes a Game Console nothing will ever be the same lol but Congrats to Sony for the Holding down that Second Place Spot.

nosferatuzodd881d ago

indeed Nintendo is impressive as well because they only make video games to be in the top 10 and all you do is video games is a great honor congrats to Sony for placing 2nd

GameSpawn881d ago

"Nintendo’s result is especially significant, considering that it’s the only company in the top 20 that makes only video games and consoles"

Does the article writer realize Nintendo has been around for over a 100 years? They have done just about everything including making playing cards (their start) and running a love hotel (I'm not kidding). This fact means that the Nintendo name has been known to Japan LONG before they did only video games and consoles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory881d ago

@GameSpawn

Their primary business is Video Game. Everyone knows Nintendo been out that long,

Concertoine881d ago (Edited 881d ago )

@GameSpawn
Right lets vote up a company because of what they did 100 years ago /s
All they do, in this day and age, is make videogames. That's all theyve done sincr the 80's. The author's statement is correct because it is in the present tense, not the past.

UltimateMaster881d ago

Honda > Toyota IMO.
Congrats to both Sony and Nintendo.

badboy776881d ago

Where Does EA and Microsoft Rank for the U.S?

Army_of_Darkness880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

Sharp should NOT be #11!? they should be in the #4 spot where Panasonic is because Sharp TV's are amazing and way better quality!

Parapraxis880d ago

Army_of_Darkness, you seriously don't know your tech.

My main TV is a Sharp, but to think it's better than what Panasonic manufactures...lmao, son, you are fooling yourself.

Army_of_Darkness880d ago

@para

Fooling myself?? LOL! naw bro, I have a samsung, panasonic and sharp lcds and the sharp tv looks better than both.

BISHOP-BRASIL880d ago

@UltimateMaster

Agreed on Honda > Toyota, but personally I would also say Subaru, Mitsubish and Nissan are all better than either... They obviously aren't as popular though, Toyota is a name you can say in a isolated small village in some forgotten corner of the world and people will still know what you're talking about.

ITPython880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

@Army_of_Darkness - Samsung/LG/Sony LCD's > All.

Sharp is near the bottom of the barrel, heck even Vizio is surpassing Sharp in regards to LCD HDTV quality, picture accuracy and overall advanced technology.

Both Sharp and Panasonic would never be TV brands I would consider. My primary choice would be Samsung, then LG then Sony.

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lilbroRx881d ago

This is about Companies, not consoles.

Sony is the biggest electronics company in Japan. I find it odd that they are not first.

Drekken881d ago

Imagine Toyota recalling 10 million consoles because there is a chance it will kill their owners while playing games. Sounds like fun.

Farmassy880d ago

Its good that the country is proud of them... but they still need to start posting profits are it is not worth a damn

TAURUS-555880d ago

bridgestone is japanese ?? i thought it was english lol

toto ? sounds like circus.

gameDevWannaBe880d ago

American gamers are most proud of sony!

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MNGamer-N881d ago

Merge em and make the Mega "Sontendo"

sweendog881d ago

It almost happened but Nintendo didn't want to use disks. They decided to develop their own machines separately and we got the ps1 and n64

lilbroRx881d ago (Edited 881d ago )

That is a total lie. How are you getting agrees for that?

Nintendo didn't agree with the deal for the same reason they didn't agree with the Origin deal EA tried to make. Sony/EA wanted control and dominance, but Nintendo wasn't going to give it to them. Nintendo did help with a disc based system. The Panasonic CD-i. It failed, and they stuck with the cartridge afterward.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory881d ago (Edited 881d ago )

WRONG. It was the backstabbing deal Sony tried to throw at Nintendo.

@lilbroRx

It wasn't Panasonic it was Philips.
Panasonic currently creates Nintendo Optical Disc and Drive. They did since GC.

InTheLab881d ago (Edited 881d ago )

@lil bro and other guy...

Some of use were alive when this all went down. It's easy to rewrite history when no one remembers. N was the dominant force in gaming and Sony wanted a piece of it so they offered up discs.

Nintendo refused because Nintendo was the most arrogant company and hardest to work with. It was their way or the highway. N CHOSE outdated cartridges over discs and it cost them dearly...

It's the same reason why EA has always struggled with Nintendo.

Everyone is the badguy and Nintendo does no wrong....what a crock of s***.

choujij881d ago (Edited 881d ago )

Wow. How are so many of you so ignorant? Sony was developing the CD addon for the SNES (actually called the PlayStation). They went back and forth with Nintendo for a while on the design, but ultimately Nintendo canceled the project because Sega's SegaCD was not commercially successful. Before cancelling it, Nintendo was in negotiations with Phillips to make the cd addon instead (albeit different than Sony's design) and terminated their agreement with Sony. This pissed off Sony, since all their time and engineering had gone to waste. So rather than abort the whole thing, they continued forward and made the PlayStation as a standalone console to compete with Nintendo and Sega. This had nothing to do with Nintendo releasing a cartridge based N64.

Source: http://classicgames.about.c...

N4g_null880d ago

Wow no one remembers sony wanting to own nintendo ip? Basically making nintendo a 1st party to sony?

That was ultimately the problem in the deal. Had this went thur little big planet would have been numb lol.

Sure nintendo was hard to work with if you produced crap and carts costed an arm and a leg compared to slow bigger cds.

Nec and sega had cd based systems out along with the Pippin by guess who!

I was there during a lot of that. Sony did see it as a betrayal because they wanted in on Nintendo powerhouse and knew they where bigger. Sony had worked with Nintendo for the sound processor in the snes. The decision came at an E3 of all places. Phillips was a laughing stock at the end. Because they wanted a similar deal as sony. Nintendo effect lyrics let them borrow zelda and the worst zelda ever was made lol.

so sony wagged war against nintendo by making every thing cheaper for developers and even paying for exclusives by offering media deals for certain companies. This is where the Konami and cap come and EAs made most of their money.

After years of basically paying their way into gaming ms notices this. Unfortunately ms already had a legion of people hating windows and strong arm tactics. By the ps3 the revenge had run its course and the other products that sony made suffered ken was fired and now we sit here looking at the ps4 while sony is selling parts of it self off in order to stay afloat.

Had sony offered nintendo a better deal ms would have been decimated. Nintendo does just fine working with a bunch of different companies for disks, cpus ibm, ati now amd. None of those companies reacted like sony did they are bigger.

Yet sony is on the ropes now and Nintendo have had conservative success and can take another lose. Only ms can afford to pay their way into gaming. .. due to windows.

In the end nintendo did the right thing. Their was even a book wrote about the ps3 disaster.

Clogmaster880d ago

Cartridges were expensive. CDs were cheaper, 3rd parties didn't want to pay for the cost of having their game span around 17 cartridges (Squaresoft FF7).

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Beetey881d ago

I think I prefer Nintony. Gives it an Italian feel.

AceBlazer13880d ago

If they were to merge that'd be killer. Sharing their IPs with nintendo manufacturing handhelds and Sony handling home consoles.They'd share the profits and keep each other from having to participate in markets they don't excel in. NINTONY.

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Zefros881d ago

What sony should do is sell fo everything except gaming division,mobile/tablet division and tv division. and ofcourse stay in the entertainment division.

Idba881d ago

I kinda agree with you there. Those divisions are Sony' best divisions. Plus the Mobile/tablet, Tv, Playstation and Entertainment divisions have blown up lately. But i also think they should keep their camera divisions, its been doing well lately and soon the first 4k handycam (made by Sony) will come to the consumer market.

Moe-Gunz881d ago

The TV division is killing them. Their TVs are priced too high and being dominated by Samsung and LG.

Playstation, Movies, and Mobile I agree with.

Idba881d ago

@Moe-Gunz No its not. The last years models might have been a little overpriced, but they were some of the best high end tv's on the market. Both for tv/movies and gaming. And now with their 2014 linup that is going to be PSNOW compatible its doing really well.

N4g_null880d ago

Whatever.... the contrast and pixel density is just plain better on the LG and samsung. I'm looking at 4k or udh and again sony is still behind. Hey but maybe you think they are better... Unfortunately the market doesn't. Sony use to make the best now they don't. In fact it doesn't even seem like they are trying.

xpressyoself881d ago

I was under the impression they sold their tv division already. And also the computer/tablet

prodg52880d ago

They didn't sell the division they just spun it off into a separate company (still owned by sony) so that it doesn't show up on financial reports.

xpressyoself880d ago

Ah my mistake. Makes the balance sheet look better while still eating all the losses. Fedex does the same thing with their FedEx Office brand

Geobros881d ago

There are about 6 companies I don't know. Btw, bridgestone is really high....

gedden7881d ago

Ok but sony is about to go backrupt, but Nintendo is still printing money WHILE LOSING IT AT THE SAMETIME...

Sooooooooooo what do they know?

HeWhoWalks881d ago

Yes, a , still, multi-billion dollar company is about to go bankrupt. /s The question should be: "what do YOU know"?

OT: Congrats to both companies! If not for them, I wouldn't be the gamer I am today (sprinkled with a lot of Sega as well).

lilbroRx880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

This above post is what you called blind fanboyism as the one right under you points out. Sony has been losing ridiculous amounts of money.

Nintendo is now worth more than Sony moreso because of how much Sony has lost than how much Nintendo has gained. Despite Nintendo posting some losses, they are still losing no where near as much as Sony.

HeWhoWalks880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

@ lilbroRx: "Blind fanboyism" insults are ironic coming from you.

In the real world, Sony isn't going bankrupt, even if their situation isn't the greatest right now. Also, I'm not sure why you felt the need to remind me of their financial situation vs Nintendo's, but then, I can already suspect why that irrelevance was brought up.

Tell you what, if you can actually give me a detailed account of this impending bankruptcy, I'm all ears.

N4g_null880d ago

Here ya go hewhowalks... it's a good read also.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2...

http://www.forbes.com/sites...

http://www.thestreet.mobi/s...

so sony is bleeding billions and that is just an estimate. People are jumping ship. 4kbluray is a still birth right now. All sony has is the ps4. It's like everyone knows except the gaming community. They have been losing money since the r and d of the ps3.

HeWhoWalks880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

@ scissor: I never denied that they are having problems, but if you're going to defend the notion that they are going bankrupt, you need to show me just how that is happening. Losing money doesn't simply equate to going bankrupt.

If you think they are going bankrupt, then you must also expect their current bright spots, like the PS4, to be discontinued soon. Yes?

http://www.forbes.com/compa...

Since we are on the negative train today, I'll just provide that to you. A consumer electronics company worth approx. $17.6B isn't going bankrupt anytime soon.

fonger08880d ago

@HeWhoWalks while I agree that I don't think Sony will go bankrupt, because believe they are put in that group "too big to fail" category, and would be bailed out. However you look at their recent MarketCap the conclusion is pretty simple... time is running real thin before the Japanese gov could take over.
2011 36Billion 2012 18billion 2013 17billion
For Comparison Nintendo
2011 37Billion 2012 18billion 2013 17billion
For all the doom and gloom we put on Nintendo, I think it's only fair to look at Sony in the same light.

Silly gameAr880d ago

Yeah, some people don't use much common sense around here.

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Silly gameAr880d ago

Yeah it's been seeming that way to you N4G financial experts for years it seems....

Eddie20101880d ago

I see who the real fanboy is.

joeorc880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

@nifonge

Oh' holy hell market cap crap again,?

Sony owns its own freaking bank! #Wecanlendtoourfreakinselves!

Do you and others not get that, japans market for mergers an aquisitions is not like the west at all in reality, 40 years past straight market talks about this very issue is why you cannot view it the same the japanese market cannot be cowboy gun slinging does not work, many billion holding hedge funds found this out the hardway look at dan loeb recent trip to stock reduction to show you the way.

You and others keep talking but are not listening.

Its not the same market dynamics why people such as yourself keep trying to apply the market dynamics of the west to japan is not even the slightest going to work!

kenshiro100880d ago (Edited 880d ago )

I love how trolls like you immediately turned this into 'OMGZ, SONY'S GOIN BANKRUPT!1111' rant.

Congratulations.Sony should hire you in a heartbeat,