Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Sony PS3 Key To Long Term Growth

One Of The Biggest Challenges Facing Sony Is The Delayed Launch Of Playstation 3

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Spotlight on Television 2.0 Leaders: Sony Corp. to their offering.

This exclusive analysis delivers a strategic run-down on Sony’s TV 2.0 activities, which include:

  • PlayStation – Sony’s PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation Portable and upcoming — but twice delayed — PlayStation 3 (PS3) serve as platforms for the delivery of not only video gaming, but also movies, music and other multimedia content.
  • Sony Pictures Acquisition of Grouper – Sony’s $65 million purchase of online video sharing site Grouper could pave the path toward an integrated web presence that not only generates revenue from the sale of online advertising, but also provides Sony with the means to promote the complementary and mutually reinforcing nature of its electronics and entertainment businesses.
  • Sony Music’s Creation of MusicBox Video – MusicBox Video, the online music video site for Sony’s record labels, provides a central location for users to access music videos and spread them virally around the web, promoting Sony artists in the process.
  • LocationFree TV — Sony’s effort to ride the coming wave of place-shifting, LocationFreeTV is moving from the realm of corporate and high-end users to the mass market.
  • And many more initiatives…

Despite its current and past successes, Sony is grappling with stagnant revenues and technological challenges. One of the biggest challenges facing Sony is the delayed launch of PlayStation 3. This next generation console could provide a much-needed revenue boost for the number one game platform provider. More importantly, our analysis shows that PlayStation 3s importance to Sony extends far beyond short term revenue gains.

Sony’s clearest prospects for growth lie in the PSP, PS2 and PS3 convergent media devices because, unlike most other media and entertainment companies, Sony has a competitive advantage by also being a manufacturer of media receiving gear. Not only does Sony control major motion picture, television and music businesses, it also supplies the devices through which a large number of consumers can access that entertainment content.

This analysis shows that these convergent media devices could reach the majority of American homes by the end of the decade. Combined, the PSP, PS2 and PS3 could have cumulative shipments of 86.94 million units to the U.S. by the end of 2010.

Sony PS3 Reviews

From Critics Around the Web

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Our Reviews

D/A Converters

A portable USB DAC that plugs into your smartphone to improve the sound quality of headphone listening on-the-go.


Review By Maurice Jeffries New Heavyweight Contenders! My first encounter with DS Audio’s fascinating line of optical cartridges and matching phono energizers (the term...

Over-Ear Headphones

Portable USB DACs are a new category that can take well regarded headphones from Meze Audio and Audeze to the next level when listening...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

At $7499, Yamaha's flagship stereo integrated amplifier for 2020 pays homage to the company's heritage. Check out part 1 of our review.

Over-Ear Headphones

First impressions of a portable headphone combo for audiophiles using the Clarus CODA USB DAC with the Audeze LCD-1 planar-magnetic over-ear headphones.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Denon's 2020 middle-of-the-line 9.2-channel home theater receiver superbly handles surround sound, while ushering in support for 8K TVs.

You May Also Like

Headphone Amps

Priced at $1495, Mytek's reference THX headphone amp is for both musically passionate headphone enthusiasts and pro audio sound engineers.

New Products

KEF's 1000-watt powered subwoofer uses new force-canceling Uni-Core technology to achieve deep and loud bass from a minimal footprint.

In-Wall Speakers

Focal's top-of-the-line 1000 Series in-wall / in-ceiling speakers and subwoofer raise the bar on architectural speaker performance.


ecoustics welcomes our newest contributors, Lauren Halliday (@record_lady) and Jeremy Sikora (@budget_audiophiler) with over 27,000 combined Instagram followers.


ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.