Sony Gaming Division Spared in Massive Layoff Campaign

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    http://www.develop-o...ayoff-operation

    Finally some good Sony news for a change. Everything rides on the success of the Vita and the PS4.

    Will Kaz pull it off? Will the Vita trump 3DS and Mobile? Will PS4 be able to compete with WiiU and Xbox 720?

    You tell me.
     


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    Member Quietlyawesome94 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Good for Sony but sucks for the people getting laid off.

    Lets hope they find jobs. :D
     
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    wow I was literally joking with someone about this a few weeks ago :( I didn't think they would have actual mass layoffs.
     
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    They chose 3 strong areas to focus on at least. Sony holds a pretty good name in those sectors, be interesting to see how it pans out though.
     
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    When the hell did Sony started to make chemicals?
     
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    QFT. I never even heard of Sony brand chemicals o.O .

    Well, my belief is that you gotta be careful about what you think of. The moment you think of something bad happening, it'll find a way to manifest itself.
     
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    I take immense pleasure in knowing that Kevin Butler will maintain his current position as "VP of Everything".
     
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    looks like Sony has really been hurting from their TV division mostly. TVs are expensive to produce, and if they don't sell, you stand to lose a lot.

    Sony needs a new Walkman.
     
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    http://www.sonycid.jp/en/products/
     
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    QFT, and they need to start being more imaginative as well, the recent ones look just like any other ones on the market. What happened to the good old walkmans that look like some kind of jewellery?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I've heard that Sony plans to divert some funds from these cuts to the Playstation Division, so they can buy off some exclusive titles for the Vita

    Seem almost like cheating
     
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    Can't the other companies do that as well? Rather they chose to is another matter...
     
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    Well i think they can manage to stay afloat they do make nice tvs
     
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    If they had included a PHONE into the 3G enabled Vita then they would be out selling EVERYONE right now. That is what we wanted.

    IF SONY HAD ANY SENSE THEN THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THEIR NEW WALKMAN.

    Not just a poorly implamented 3G addon just to confuse the crap out of the average consumer.
     
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    Correct, I know Microsoft has bought off a few Xbox 360 exclusives.
     
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    Tales of Vesperia (in the west) being one iirc
    Stupid Microsoft.
     
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    Alan Wake being another. Didn't even want to play it on my PS3.. Yeah right.. Idiots..

    OT: This was coming regardless. Costs have been too high and something needed to be cut. At least the profitable area, esp. gaming is going up :)
     
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    Indeed. They face stiff competition from the South Koreans and their strong Yen is making things worse.

    TVs are mainstream home appliances. Almost every household with electricity has one. Sony has a tendency to place a premium on their products, TVs included. And even a $100 price difference could make all the difference.

    Once, I was looking to buy a 32" HDTV for my bedroom. As a silly teenager with a tight budget, the $499 LG panel easily won me over from the $599 Sony panel. Choosing between the LG panel and the Samsung panel proved a lot more time consuming however.

    I'm not saying Sony makes bad TVs. Just some times, cheap is better
     
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    but they can't, because Sony and Ericsson parted ways already. but yes, i suppose if they managed to make the Vita a phone (Sony Ericsson Vita, or SEVita) as well as a kickass gaming machine, iPhones are gonna get some serious competition. assuming Apple doesn't sue (or outright buy) Sony in the process. you know Apple. biggest bully of em all.
     
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    what wrong with Sony televisions? I prefer Samsung myself but I've used their televisions and had no problems. If anyone makes shitty televisions it's Sharp. Their televisions suck ass.
     

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