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PlayStation 5 to drop in holiday season next year

Sony's latest console will also come with improved controllers for ‘variety of sensations’.

Web untangled, Spidey’s staying in MCU

Sony and Disney strike deal, third film starring Tom Holland to release in July 2021.

Sony-Disney spat threatens Spider-Man’s place in Marvel Universe

Disney wants 50% share of profits going forward by Sony wants to keep the current deal of 5% share of box-office revenue.

Sony buys studio behind hit ‘Spider-Man’ video game

Sony Interactive Entertainment has inked a deal to buy Insomniac Games, the studio behind hot-selling 'Spider-Man' video game.

Hit rewind: Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Sony's Walkman turns 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans, is clinging to its youth with high-tech updates.

Samsung loosens Sony’s grip on cutting-edge China phone cameras

Xiaomi says it will turn to Samsung for a future line of its mainstream Redmi smartphones with an impressive 64-megapixel camera.

PlayStation 4 passes 100 mil shipments, Nintendo Switch keeps pace

These numbers come ahead of the September introduction of a Switch Lite console, designed to be used as a dedicated handheld.

Sony developing handheld air conditioner that fits in a pocket

The crowdfunding campaign was launched on Sunday and as of today, it has reached 52% of its goal.

Activist Dan Loeb calls on Sony to spin off its semiconductor...

This is the second time Loeb has agitated for changes at Sony, he was unsuccessful in 2013, when Third Point proposed a partial spin-off and initial public offering of the company’s entertainment business.

Sony’s deal with Microsoft blindsided its own PlayStation team

The deal comes after PlayStation spent seven years developing its own cloud gaming offering, with limited success.

Sony says former CEO Kazuo Hirai to leave firm

Hirai led a major and successful overhaul at the Japanese electronics giant.

Sony to close smartphone plant in Beijing, shift production to Thailand

The shift is part of Sony's bid to halve costs and turn its smartphone business profitable.

Nintendo, Sony shares fall after Google unveils gaming service

Stadia lets developers put games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web, skipping expensive consoles or PCs.

Sony revitalises smartphone franchise with movie-style screens

The Japanese company announces the Xperia 1 handset which can take photos and record videos in a 21:9 ratio.

Sony’s entire Xperia smartphone lineup leaked before MWC debut

The Xperia 1 is the flagship of the lineup with its 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse’ wins Oscar for best animated film

Oscar winner had earned US$350 million worldwide and a 97% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sony to beef up chip business with new engineers

Investors look for the next profit pillar as Sony's gaming business shows signs of slowing.

Sony names new PlayStation chief for 2nd time in 2 years

Jim Ryan will take over from John Kodera as president of Sony Interactive Entertainment effective April 1.

Sony announces first-ever share buyback, stock rises 5%

Sony said the buyback, to be conducted through March 22, would be equivalent to 2.36% of its outstanding stock.

Sony drops most since 2016 on weak PlayStation 4 demand

Sony’s results underscore the struggle at big technology companies, which are seeing slowing demand for their products and services.

Sony reports best-ever quarterly profit on strong music biz

Years of losses in consumer electronics end with record profit.

Sony to shift UK HQ to avoid Brexit disruption

Sony has registered a new company in the Netherlands late last year with plans to integrate its existing EU headquarters into the new company.

Paw patrol: Sony offers robocop dog at home

The latest aibo model, which can also display 'emotions', was released in January last year and sales hit 20,000 in the first six months.

Sony to unveil Xperia XA3 lineup ahead of schedule

The upcoming Xperia XA3 and Xperia XA3 Ultra will launch as early as January 7.