Sony continues to command strong brand name recognition in a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry, from electronic products to media content. This will help the company to grab emerging market opportunities, such as in PC and home-entertainment.
Sony is tying together all of its Divisions Movies, Gaming (PS3), TV, Camera's to be enabled with 3D and the only format that can currently store this large amount of Data is via Blu Ray Disc. 3D is a trend that will continue.
With the release of a new video game in the band’s name – “The Beatles: Rock Band.” Sony could benefit due to them owing partial rights to The Beatles’ music catalog. That means every time a Beatles record is purchased, a song is downloaded, or a tune is played on the radio, Sony rings the register. The rights are held by Sony/ATV Publishing, a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson’s estate.
The game is enormously popular, having generated over $1 billion in revenue. And gamers can download individual songs, albums, or catalogs of groups like AC/DC, The Who and The Grateful Dead. So far, they’ve paid for and downloaded over 40 million songs.