Sony Group Corporation (ソニーグループ株式会社, Sonī Gurūpu kabushiki gaisha, /ˈsni/ SOH-nee, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.[7] As a major technology company, it operates as one of the world's largest manufacturers of consumer and professional electronic products, the largest video game console company and the largest video game publisher. Through Sony Entertainment Inc, it is one of the largest music companies (largest music publisher & second largest record label) and the third largest film studio, making it one of the most comprehensive media companies, being the largest Japanese media conglomerate by size overtaking the privately held, family-owned Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings, the largest Japanese media conglomerate by revenue.[8][9][10][11]

Sony Group Corporation
Native name
Sonī Gurūpu kabushiki kaisha
Founded7 May 1946; 75 years ago (1946-05-07)
Nihonbashi, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan[2]
HeadquartersSony 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 ¥8.999 trillion (US$81.38 billion) (2021) [3]
¥971.965 billion (US$8.78 billion) (2021)[3]
¥1.191 trillion (US$10.77 billion) (2021)[3]
Total assets ¥26.354 trillion (US$238.31 billion) (2021)[3]
Total equity ¥5.621 trillion (US$50.83 billion) (2021)[3]
Number of employees
111,700 (2021)[4]
  • Game & Network Services
  • Music
  • Pictures
  • Electronics Products & Solutions
  • Imaging & Sensing Solutions
  • Financial Services
  • Others[5]
SubsidiariesSee list of subsidiaries
Footnotes / references

Sony, with its 55 percent market share in the image sensor market, is the largest manufacturer of image sensors, the second largest camera manufacturer, and is among the semiconductor sales leaders.[12][11][13] It is the world's largest player in the premium TV market for a television of at least 55 inches (140 centimeters) with a price higher than $2,500 as well as second largest TV brand by market share and, as of 2020, the third largest television manufacturer in the world by annual sales figures.[14][15][16][17]

Sony Group Corporation is the holding company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループ, Sonī Gurūpu), which comprises Sony Corporation, Sony Semiconductor Solutions, Sony Entertainment (Sony Pictures, Sony Music), Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony 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 (1981–2005), (2005–2009)[18] and make.believe (2009–2013).[19]

Sony has a weak tie to the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) corporate group, the successor to the Mitsui keiretsu.[20] 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.[21]