Sony History | History, Products, All brands& facts

Sony History | History, Products, All brands& facts

Sony History | History, Products, All brands& facts 

Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment and technology companies in the world Sony was founded as an electronics shop on May 7, 1946, in Tokyo Japan by Massaro Ibuka & Akio Morita although it wasn't called Sony until 1958 the co-founders expanded the business beyond Japan to become a multinational technology company the success of their business was bolstered by American radio sales in the 1950s and 60s and they found incredible success again in the 1980s with the sale of their revolutionary walkman and in the 90s and 2000s with their PlayStation game consoles today sony has four components electronics, motion pictures, music, and financial services and the brand encompasses Sony Pictures, Sony Mobile, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music, and Sony financial holdings we were inspired by Sony's longevity innovative spirit willing to take a risk and forward-thinking nature let's take a closer look now at this incredibly diverse company with Sony History.

1. Their best selling product in the early years was an electronically heated cushion

Their best selling product in the early years was an electronically heated cushion Sony started in the aftermath of world war two and equipment and products were scarce in these early days the hard-working engineers of Sony made most of their equipment themselves, for example, they made screwdrivers from motorcycle Springs they found in war ruins and they substituted telephone cables for Allah cool wire in their trial products they also made their electrical coils which they use to make their best-selling product an electronically heated cushion.

2. Sony revolutionized the Japanese job market

Sony revolutionized the Japanese job market when 'Akio Morita' founded the Sony Corporation of America he was surprised by the way American employees could easily move from one company to another this was unheard of in Japan at the time once a person started with a company they generally stayed with that company throughout their entire career when Morita returned to Japan he sought out experienced middle-aged employees of other companies and encouraged them to consider becoming an employee of Sony they ended up filling many positions inside the company this way and from that time on they inspired many other Japanese companies to do the same.

3. The Sony Playstation was a result of a falling out with Nintendo

The Sony Playstation was the result of a falling out with Nintendo in 1988 Nintendo decided to collaborate with Sony and asked them to create an add-on for Nintendo's video game consoles that could play compact discs Sony fulfilled their obligation but then Nintendo backed out of their deal when the two companies couldn't agree on how the revenues would be split Sony president Norio Agha was furious at the broken partnership and directed ken Kutaragi to create their console to compete against Nintendo the Sony Playstation was introduced December 3rd, 1994 and it quickly surpassed Nintendo's market share

+200,000,000 Sony Walkman unit has been Sold

Over +200,000,000 Sony Walkman units have been sold the Sony Walkman first introduced in 1979 was the personal stereo tape deck which allowed people to listen to music on a personal device wherever they went for the first time it was originally sold in the US as the sound about and in the UK as the stowaway before Sony decided to market it globally as the Walkman, it first was released in Japan where Sony expected to sell 5,000 units per month instead they sold nearly 50,000 units in the first two months Sony has now introduced over 300 models including CD and mp3 players and have sold over 200 million units.

5. The most expensive PlayStation sold for $323,000

The most expensive playstation3 sold for $323,000 when PlayStation released the PlayStation three in 2006 it retailed for around $600 but luxury gadget designer Stewart Hughes decided to take the console to the next level by creating a ps3 supreme the console has a 22 karat gold exterior made with over 1600 grams of gold and there are 58.5-Karat diamonds on either side of the disc loader the console took 12 weeks to make and he only produced three of them they each sold for around three hundred and twenty-three thousand dollars.

6. Sony market capitalization went from $100,000,000 to $18,000,000,000

Sony's market capitalization went from $100,000,000,000 to 18,000,000,000 sony saw incredible profits in the 1990s and early 2000s largely thanks to the success of the new PlayStation game console in September 2000 the company's market capitalization was 100 billion dollars and it seemed like Sony would only go up from there however Sony was faced with a series of obstacles that greatly affected their bottom line the global financial crisis took a huge toll as did increased competition for PlayStation the Japanese earthquake of 2011 also had a devastating impact on the company by December 2011 Sony was valued at only 18 billion dollars there was some speculation the company would never be revitalized but as of April-2018, its market capitalization is going up hitting 62 billion dollars.

7. Over half of their data was wiped in a hack allegedly perpetrated by North Korea

Over half of their data was wiped in a hack allegedly perpetrated by North Korea on November 24th, 2014 when Sony employees logged into their computers they were greeted with the sound of gunfire the image of a fiery skeleton and a message from hackers informing them their top secrets had been stolen the hacker's malware erased everything stored on 3262 of the company's computers and eight hundred and thirty-seven of its fifteen hundred and fifty-five servers over the next three weeks the hackers dumped nine batches of confidential files on to public file-sharing sites this included embarrassing emails unfinished movie scripts five films realists and more than 47,000 social security numbers the FBI said the attack was done by North Korea in retaliation for the movie the interview which was about the assassination of Kim jong-un.

8. They accidentally launched camcorders that could see through people's clothes

They accidentally launched camcorders that could see through people's clothes one of the major controversies of the Sony Corporation came in 1998 when they released their new night vision camp order the camcorders were equipped with a lens that used infrared technology to help people record videos in the dark as the camcorder operators quickly found out though anyone wearing darker clothes was at risk of being exposed several websites featured videos taken with these cameras that showed women who appeared to be nearly naked although they were fully clothed at the time of the recording this problem received widespread recognition when media outlets picked up the story and Sony was forced to recall the 700,000 camcorders they had already sold.

9. Sony's named partially comes from the American Slang sonny

Sony's named partially comes from the American Slang sonny Sony was initially called Tokyo sushi charge but they wanted to create a more Universal name when their company started to expand outside of Japan they started using the name Tatsu Co but then one of the co-founders Akio Morita visited the United States he discovered that Americans had trouble pronouncing the name Sony was eventually chosen as the company's name and it was derived from two words the Latin word sonís which is the root word of sonic and sound and the American slang term sunny which was commonly used in the 1950s to refer to a young boy the Japanese adopted the slang term Sunny Boy but they used it to refer to a smart and presentable young man which the cofounders of Sony considered themselves to be the company officially became Sony in 1958.

10. Sony grossed $68,000,000,000 in revenue in 2017 the fiscal year of 2017

Sony grossed $68,000,000,000 in revenue in 2017 the fiscal year of 2017 saw Sony bringing in sixty-eight billion dollars in revenue although it's a respectable amount it's actually the lowest revenue Sony's had since 2013 in 2016 they had over four billion dollars more in revenue and their biggest revenue here in the past ten years was 2008 with seventy-nine point seven five billion in 2017 their best selling segment was games and network services with nearly fifteen billion dollars in sales they still have a long way to go to match one of their main competitors though Apple which had over two hundred and twenty-nine billion dollars in revenue in 2017.

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