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Sony didn't believe PlayStation 'would ever be a major part' of its business

PlayStation was viewed extremely negative from large parts of Sony before it launched, Andrew House revealed at Develop Conference today.

ApolloAdams3663d ago

And now it's their only recent commercial success. Funny how that goes huh.

iamnsuperman3663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

Erm Sony has also seen recent sucess with its mobile division (phone and tablet under the Xperia label). Just a shame its entertainment failings over shadow this

Edit: actually the first Xperia Z has been attributed to pushing Sony's earnings into the black. It was also a very popular handset in parts of Europe. Sony who had no market share to some is a big success for Sony's mobile future. Market share doesn't change over night with yearly releases of several variants per company

ApolloAdams3663d ago

Xperia isn't successful. They are near the bottom when it comes to phone manufacturer sales. They are behind Samsung, Apple, Nokia, LG, ZTE, Huawai, TLC, Lenovo, CoolPad with a 2% marketshare.

SamPao3663d ago

@apollo lol. Check your sources again :P

ApolloAdams3663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

Now you are changing my previous argument. I never said Xperia didn't turn Sony profitable.

Xperia just isn't popular. Also of course market share doesn't change over night if you want just numbers Xperia sold around under 40 million units last year...Pathetic.

Also who cares that their one phone was kinda popular in some countries of Europe. Lol Moral victories huh.

@Ultr

My sources are solid actually. And accurate.

http://www.idc.com/getdoc.j...

https://www.google.com/sear...

https://www.google.com/sear...

http://www.google.com/imgre...

https://www.google.com/sear...

http://www.fiercewireless.c...

http://www.androidcentral.c...

Sony not even mentioned on the last one because they don't sell well.

our_games_are_art3663d ago

I've always had an eye on the Xperia phones. And if the iphone 6 leaks are true and Apple is making it look more like a galaxy. I'll be getting a sony phone

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SilentNegotiator3663d ago

If you think PS is Sony's "only" recent commercial success, you don't know anything about Sony's businesses.

Or you're just a troll and we all know what the case is here.

ApolloAdams3663d ago

Name them and give evidence of RECENT Sony commercial successes besides PS4. I already debunked the who Sony is successful at mobile.

Next.

snookiegamer3663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

@SilentNegotiator

LOL you're right about Apollo. Every PS Article I've read over the last few hrs, he's in there either downplaying Sony/PS4 or trolling it.

Just a couple of hours ago, I read a comment by Apollo (check his history), where he told an actual 'real' PS4 supporter (who called him out on his trolling) to calm down, because he himself owns a PS4. Yet he spends hours trolling in PS4 articles. That's really pathetic, I'm calling BS!

SilentNegotiator3663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

http://www.nytimes.com/2013...

edit: Looks like KinjoTakemura beat me to it.

KinjoTakemura3663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

Playstation, blu-ray, movies, music, mobile devices, and financial services.

The only division that isn't profitable is Electronics (Televisions, computers, laptops)

Pass the word. You should know what you're posting before you post it.

Not knowing what you're posting and just going along with the popular view just makes you look foolish.

Sony Financial Group
http://www.sonyfh.co.jp/en/...

Sony Pictures
http://www.sonypictures.com...

Sony Music
http://www.sonymusic.com/

Geoff9003663d ago

Because they listened to the consumers, and made the necessary changes to their PlayStation, unlike what they did with the PS3, Walkman etc. If Sony continue to make the changes, they will become a major player in the electronics market like they once where.

AgentSmithPS43663d ago

"Sony didn't believe PlayStation 'would ever be a major part' of its business"
Take that you boring old businessmen back in time!
Who would've thought that people would want to have fun ;).

Spotie3663d ago

Funny how you can state out and out lies and yet not be marked for the troll you are. Sony is doing well in MOST areas, notably music and movies. Their financial division has pretty much always been solid, too. And while mobile may not be on top, it's still doing well.

But I don't have to tell you this. Not only have others educated you, but I'm certain you know better, anyway.

I've found that most of those who troll Sony do so with full knowledge that what they say is a lie, or a partial truth, at best.

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user74029313663d ago (Edited 3663d ago )

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uth113663d ago

because Betamax was going to carry the company forever :P