Sony Corporation
Native name
Romanized name
Sonī kabushiki kaisha[1]
Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, Ltd. (1946–1957)
Public company KK
Traded as
ISIN JP3435000009 Edit this on Wikidata
Industry Conglomerate
Founded 7 May 1946; 74 years ago
NihonbashiChūō, Tokyo, Japan[2]
Headquarters Sony City, 
Area served
Key people
Shuzo Sumi
(chairman of the board)
Kazuo Matsunaga
(Vice chairman of the board)
Kenichiro Yoshida
(Chairman, President & CEO)
Shigeki Ishizuka
(Vice chairman)
Revenue Decrease ¥8.259 trillion (2020)[3]
Increase ¥894.2 billion (2019)[4]
Increase ¥916.2 billion (2019)[4]
Total assets Increase ¥23.039 trillion (2020)[3]
Total equity Increase ¥3.746 trillion (2019)[4]
Number of employees
114,400 (2019)[5]
  • Game & Network Services (G&NS)
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Electronics Products & Solutions (EP&S)
  • Imaging & Sensing Solutions (I&SS)
  • Financial Services
  • Others[6]
Subsidiaries List of subsidiaries
Footnotes / references

Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社Sonī kabushiki gaisha/ˈsni/ SOH-nee, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.[7][1] The company operates as one of the world's largest manufacturers of consumer and professional electronic products, the largest video game console company, the second largest video game publisher, the second largest record company, as well as one of the most comprehensive media companies,[8][9] being the largest Japanese media conglomerate by size overtaking the privately held, family-owned Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, the largest Japanese media conglomerate by revenue.

Sony, with its 50 percent market share in the image sensor market, is among the semiconductor sales leaders[10][11] and, as of 2015, the fifth-largest television manufacturer in the world by annual sales figures. It is the world's largest player in the premium TV market, a market for a television of at least 55 inches with a price higher than $2,500.[12][13]

Sony Corporation is the holding company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループSonī Gurūpu), which comprises Sony Electronics, Sony Semiconductor Solutions, Sony PicturesSony MusicSony Interactive EntertainmentSony Financial Holdings, and others.

The company's slogan is Be Moved. Their former slogans were The One and Only (1979–1982), It's a Sony (1982–2005), (2005–2009)[14] and make.believe (2009–2013).[15]

Sony has a weak tie to the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) corporate group, the successor to the Mitsui group.[16] Sony is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (in which it is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX Core30 indexes) with an additional listing in the form of American depositary receipts listed in the New York Stock Exchange (traded since 1970, making it the oldest Japanese company to be listed in an American exchange), and was ranked 122nd on the 2020 Fortune Global 500 list.[17]