Sony is one of the worlds leading electronics and video game companies in the industry today. For decades Sony has dedicated a lot of its time, effort and money to bring nothing but the best from the best to us users alike. The dominating Sony, owner of big video game consoles like the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable are very respected names in the market, not only are they leaders in the Video Games Industry, but also they are the leading creators and developers of the best high quality top of the line electronics.
Sony Corporation a Japanese company with its headquarters located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan is the worlds fifth largest media conglomerate, which is described as a company that owns other large and huge companies in a variety of segments like the mass media involved with television, radio, publishing, movies and the internet.
Sony was founded by Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka in May 7, 1946. Sometime around the late 1945, after the end of World War II, Masaru Ibuka started a radio repair shop in a department store building that was damaged from the bombings in Nihonbashi in Tokyo. A year later he had the good luck of been joined by his colleague, Akio Morita, where both together founded a company which was named “Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K” which means “Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation. They were the pioneers in creating the first tape recorder for Japan called the Type-G.
Through its major history and many of its accomplishments, Sony has had the notable history for been able to create its own in-house standards for new recording and storage devices, instead of looking at neighbors for ideas or anything like it from other manufactures.
Among many of technologies that Sony introduced to our world, the following are some of the most important ones that played a great role in the history of Sony were:
· Umatic (~1968)
· Betamax (1975)
· Betacam (1981)
· Compact Disc with Philips (1982)
· 3.5 inch Floppy Disk (1982)
· Video8 (1985)
· DAT (1987)
· Hi8 (1988)
· MiniDisc (~1990)
· Digital Betacam (~1990)
· miniDV (1992)
· DVD with others (1995)
· DVCAM (1996)
· Memory Stick (1998)
· Digital8 (1999)
· Universal Media Disc- Famous UMD (~2003)
· HDV with JVC (~2004)
· Blu-ray Disc with Panasonic and others (2006)
But it was in 1994 that Sony launched the PlayStation to compete with the other video game consoles in the market which it did nothing more than bring great attention and success towards the company. Leading to the launch of the PlayStation 2 in the year of 2000, the PS2 became the most successful Video Game of all time selling well over 140 million units. The name PlayStation was becoming so popular that Sony extended the brand by releasing the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in 2005 followed by the PSP go in 2009. Sony was the pioneer in developing the famous Universal Media Disc (UMD), which was developed for use with the Sony PlayStation portable. Breakthrough was launched in the video games market when Sony released the PlayStation 3, which was a top of the line High Definition console back 2006, later was accompanied by the PlayStation Move, which is an accessory that allows players from all ages to control the latest in video games using motion controllers.
Sony is also a strong leader in the market of laptop computers offering their own line of laptops branded as VAIO. Among many others Sony is also either the owner or directly leading Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony BMG.