Today, AlixPartners LLP released the results to its inaugural 2007 AlixPartners Brand Power Index.
I predict the results will be different.
@2: We shall see in one years time, if they are still number one.
@3: That is very true DAverage, but I'm not concerned about their TVs, stereos, PSP, or even Blu-ray. My beef is with the PS3.
@1.1: You sound like a tough guy. I bet your the skinny quiet loner type in real life, who hides behind a "Goth" fasade because you think its cool and other people will be afraid of you. I'm right, ain't I?
You have "beef" with the PS3? What are you going to do to, go beat up all 3 million of them that are sold? Besides, its not like my PS3 went to your house and pissed on your face while you were sleeping (although the mental picture is hilarious)! Oh man, I'm gonna give my PS3 some ideas for you! Watch out!
Go ahead and add a reply with some uneducated comment about how i'm a lemming or something. Or you can disagree/give me negative feedback...whatever. Think about the reason you have only one shot to say what you want to say. If some of your posts were in a public conversation, you would either be laughed at or just beat up for general purpose.
What was this survey about. Survey: Brand power index?
* "Sony Most Powerful/Trusted Brand...Lead up to PS3 release apparently had little negative effect on consumers."
Hmmmmmmmm? Let's reword this abit:
* "Micro$oft Most Powerful/Trusted Brand...Lead up to Xbox 360 release apparently had ALOT OF POSITIVE effect on consumers."
Oh, yes. We can just see how true this is in the article's results. Love to know what Micro$oft's ranking really is.
So, yeah. Let's wait a year. Afterall, we're so lucky to have such a great brand like Micro$oft in the gaming industry - a company that just loves competition....NOT!
haha.. ah cyber monkey.. just can't let the sony threads go by without baaaing. Sony IS electronics... its really that simple.
Their tvs are just like there game systems expensive but worth it...
Sony makes and does everything and makes it better, and why shouldn't they?
sony did used to be the king of electronics, but they have fallen off in the last 5-10 years. they are starting a comback as they're TV's are selling well again, obviosly the ps 1+2 were very successful. but everything else they seem to be playing catchup.
Alot of their electronics have gone nowhere, their version of mp3(aacs? I think) failed miserably, so now they are a middle player in the mp3 market. Their computers/laptops are not even on the radar(vaio is not bad, but the other brands are killing them), dvd players didn't sell any better than average, batteries, we won't go there:). and most of their other electronics are average at best.
I remember my first sony walkman, and that's when sony was king, and for the following 10 years or more. but these days, the tv would be the only thing from sony I would look at now(bravia's are pretty sweet).
samsung should be at the top, sony is actually behind in technology
samsung are leaders in LCD and plasma TV'S and sony usually copys their tech and ideas
so if its trust you want go for samsung, if you just want to be like everyone else get sony
I think Samsung are probably still figuring this one out...
yeah i like sonys products. Not big on their stereos and speakers though.
But if i bought an HDTv it would be a either a sony bravia, a sharp aquaous, or a tv from samsung.
Now as for reliable, aside from my PS2(disk reading errors) and my psp(i just never use it), i find them pretty reliable.
sony has been one of the most recognizable brands for quite some time. the ps3 is a small part of their business. if you want public sentiment, check out the stock prices.
SNE - 53.51
MSFT - 30.12
obviously MS fanboys can't afford stocks or a PS3.
*sigh* and obviously other fanboys don't know anything about the stock market. What matters is not the stock price, is the market cap, and the yields or dividends they give to stockholders. Sony's stock has gained lately, but it had been losing ground constantly since 2000. It was natural for it to make a rebound.
Microsoft's stock is slow, but that doesn't mean they have less cash. They have lots of more cash than Sony.
This comes from a Sony fan, by the way.
market cap is the price of the stock multiplied by the number of outstanding shares. So although a single Sony stock is higher in price, MSFT actually has close to 10 billion shares where Sony has only 1 billion shares outstanding.
Sony's market cap is 53 billion.
http://moneycentral.msn.com... Not bad but MSFT is close to 6 times as much at 283 billion
In fact MSFT has the 3rd largest market cap behind Exxon and GE, which is impressive considering that both Exxon and GE are quite a bit bigger companies than MSFT.
You feeling pretty confident in your stock price statement now?
* Winblow$ & M$ Office is M$ main source of income.
* What competition does Winblow$ have on the PC? None. It's virtually a monopoly with Linux and Apple being no real threat unless there is serious investment in Linux(eg Sony Linux OS) or Mac OsX is ported to PCs. Try to buy a PC without Winblow$ installed or try to buy your favourite PC application for Linux. Let's see how successful you are. And Vi$ta will succeed because of Micro$oft's dominance of the market - inevitable.
* Okay, I've got a spare million to invest. Should I invest in a company that's in a highly competitive market(ie Sony) or a company that pretty well owns the market(ie Micro$oft with its operating system)? Bit of a no brainer there.
* So enough with ECON or BUSI 101. We now have a cash rich MONOPOLY(yes, that's Micro$oft) strong-arming its way into the games console industry against a proven trusted and COMPETITIVE brand, Sony. Unless you fill a niche such as the Wii, there can only be one winner. So who will it be.
* Sony was a trusted brand with the original Playstation, a trusted brand with Playstaion 2 and will undoubtedly be a trusted brand with Playstation 3. Yet there are those who want Xbox 360 to win the console war and create a monopoly in the industry. What twits - no chimps!
* Which company is the number one most trusted brand? Yes, it's Sony you ignorant xbots. So where does your beloved Micro$oft rank on the trusted brand list. It's definitely not in the top ten. Yet you fools what to give Micro$oft another monopoly and cash cow.
Not this Linux Fanboy. I'm sticking with Sony - the MOST POWERFUL/TRUSTED BRAND. It didnt let me down with Playstation 1 or 2 and certainly won't with Ps3.
Regardless of what this survey says should Sony be the most trusted brand? Should they deserve your trust?
Let's see in the last couple of years they had exploding batteries, PS2 class action suit, and the rootkit fiasco. Defective batteries and consoles is one thing, and we can chalk that up to poor testing. Although it's not acceptable, it wasn't intentional and I am sure Sony learned from their mistakes. And hey most companies including MS are guilty of shipping defective products.
However the rootkit is an entirely separate issue. Shipping the rootkit was bad enough, however Sony then continued to decieve the public by releasing a removal utility that didn't remove the rootkit. It only gave the impression that it removed it. I am sure you can understand how unethical this behaivor is.
They also should've done more thorough quality testing batteries and PS2s and paid the licences fees to Immersion if they did indeed use their technology for dual shock. I'm not saying Sony is a perfect company. Even with their unethical behaviour with the rootkit - which was done only to protect their music property - I, and many other Sony custormers, have forgiven them. They don't happen that often and when taken in context, becomes more palatable. Sony satisfies far more than dissatisfies its customers - hence the #1 rating.
Now, I have no problem with competition in the console market. The Wii will fill a niche and the xbox 360 is a very good machine with a great selection of games.
I just don't like the challenger - Micro$oft - because as a Linux and Open source software supporter, I know what monopolistic practises they do to secure their market dominance.
Remember: they lost $billions with xbox and yet still made the xbox 360 - making extra effort to get it realeased a year before the ps3. Brilliant move but it makes you think what a cash rich company, with 20 years of experience as a monopoly, would do to win a console war. Is this a company worth trusting?
Either most of the public is unaware of the issues that we discussed or have like you, forgiven Sony. Actually I haven't had a major problem with a Sony product and none of the above issues happened to me so I don't have a problem with Sony either. I think you pulled me into this conversation when all I wanted to do was shed a little more light on the stock market.
Anyways yes MS is a cash rich monopoly, however I don't think this generation will have a PS2 like marketshare domination. Therefore MS is the perfect competitor to Sony and vice versa. Sony with their experience being the console king 10+ years, and their mindshare and brand awareness. MSFT with their deep pockets, and competitive nature. I mean, you can't really name too many other companies that have both the technical and financial resources to challenge Sony in the console market.
I think MS being in the market is good for gaming in general, and they have pushed Sony to deliver more and we as gamers have benefitted.
Without MSFT striving to dominate the console business, I wouldn't own a blu-ray player and next gen console all in one machine. I actually think some of the reason why Sony included the BR drive was to differiante themselves from the 360. Personally I am glad they did.
Without MSFT in the business I don't think things like Home(although not my cup of tea) would ever exist and certainly wouldn't be a couple of months from going primetime.
Without MSFT I don't think games like Killzone 2 would have the same type of budget and as a result may have not been as good as game when it does release.
I know I went offtopic, but if Sony didn't have to compete against a cash rich, monopolistic company than the PS3 would not have been as good as it is now or is going to be. I just don't think any other company could have pushed Sony as hard as MS does.
BWAHAHAH....THEY DON'T WANT IT!!!!!!
As far as the topic of this story goes,Sony products,on a whole,
have been O.K.to me over the years.I had a Sony projection tv that
sh1t on me 3 years after I bought it,but the mini disc player and
camcorder have served me well for about 8 years now.I think
they've earned their status well.
everyone knows that if you want a good piece of electronics you have to buy sony products. My ps1 is 10 years old and still works! my friend bought a xbox360 and had the circle of death after 5 months, my ps2 is 3 years old and works beautifully. Microsoft could be in the list aswell if their products didn't crap out few months after you bought them.
Friends and neighbors like Sony products. Considering how well the company has been doing ever since Stringer was hired, it's obvious that they're just going to keep improving. I don't really see the point in Only buying Sony products, or accusing people of doing so. Just because you like their Bravia HDTV does not mean you like their Walkman Bean (Apple definitely wins in that area).
I like Sony because none of their products so far have let me down. I feel the same way about Samsung, Apple, and Honda. I do think though that Sony would benefit from rebooting a few of their product lines.
Yes, except the PS3.
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