Top 10 Consumer Electronics Companies in the World 2018

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5. SONY

Sony is one of the leading consumer electronics brand in the world, having a presence worldwide.


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Sony Group is the parent company of Sony Corporation, which is the electronic business unit. It has subsidiaries like Sony Global Manufacturing and Operations Corporation (SGMO), Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Sony Storage Media and Devices Corporation among many others.

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It had forayed into multiple arenas like audio, computing, photography and videography; semiconductor and components, television and home cinema, mobile, accessories and smart devices; energy storage and cables. The parent company had a revenue of 68.35 billion US dollars for the financial year 2016-17 with the game, network and services segment earning around 14.73 billion U.S.D. It has been seeing high growth in this segment due to the strong performance of PlayStation with 186% surge and 346% surge in Q1, Q2 of 2017-18. It forecasts highest-ever profit this year by focusing on electronics and entertainment firm on image sensors and gaming. This is expected because of the restructuring drive in the unprofitable electronics businesses and building its stronghold on the smartphone segment with its image sensors. The company also focuses on its new products in TV segment with 4K technology. The company’s focus on high-quality products with a differentiated approach as Apple did made the company overturn its unprofitable segment to profitable segment leading to records profits of the parent company this year. The sales of the PS4 is expected to attain 80 million units this year (2017-18) and this segment will be the biggest contributor to the revenues with 24% of total revenue and 29% of the operating revenue.

Sales revenue (USD Bn)- 77.04



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