To Sony, the PC is dead. That's not death-spiral hype, it's fact.
Sony's Achilles Heel was its reliance on the consumer market, as some observers have been pointing out in the Japanese press.
But it wasn't that Sony was unsuccessful in the consumer market. Just overexposed.
Here's how Stephen Baker, an analyst at the NPD Group, put it.
Sony has not been unsuccessful in the PC business, especially recently, which makes this more puzzling. We would argue that Windows 8 actually provided an opportunity for Sony as a premium on design and product, especially around … Read more