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    Sony CEO and 39 other executives give up bonuses in ‘unprecedented’ gesture

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/0...ented-gesture/

    Desperate times calls for desperate measures. The ps3 has been a disease for them. Hopefully they can recapture their golden years with the ps4.

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    Lol no where in that article does it mention the ps3 but you found a way to connect that dot. I'm pretty sure Sony does not only make consoles

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    Not a good attempt of trolling, oh btw this comment of mine is about article, not the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sith View Post
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/0...ented-gesture/ Desperate times calls for desperate measures. The ps3 has been a disease for them. Hopefully they can recapture their golden years with the ps4.
    Last I heard the Playstation division was the one doing good and it was the TV division that was losing money. I saw no mention of PS3 in the article either.

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    Calm down people. I'm sure playstation is included in that "electronics unit" mentioned. These executives will be ok without those bonuses. After 4 years in the red this is a move Kaz probably had to make. Getting back to profitability is a must for them right now.

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    SCE has been profitting since 2010 so definitely not from that division.

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    Without Playstation Sony would been in some real trouble that's for sure.

    Giving up bonuses while doesn't affect the bottom line that much does demonstrate to shareholders that they are serious about the business.

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    Giving up bonuses doesn't send a positive message to investment partners and shareholders.Yes Sony has been generating profits but just not enough which forced them to sell assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sith View Post
    Giving up bonuses doesn't send a positive message to investment partners and shareholders.Yes Sony has been generating profits but just not enough which forced them to sell assets.
    Paying them those bonuses when they are partly responsible doesn't either. The next few years are gonna be tough for them. Kaz has his work cut out on this one.

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    They shoudl've never made the PS3 then. We should all be playing the Wii U and watching shows on our Xbox right now. Sony should stick to walkmans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syphon_Filter View Post
    Sony has lots of money and don't think that they will be gone. lol
    Are you sure about that? I heard part of the MS reveal on the 21st is an ICBM aimed directly at the Sony offices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Calm down people. I'm sure playstation is included in that "electronics unit" mentioned. These executives will be ok without those bonuses. After 4 years in the red this is a move Kaz probably had to make. Getting back to profitability is a must for them right now.
    Yea except read carefully what he said here:
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    Desperate times calls for desperate measures. The ps3 has been a disease for them. Hopefully they can recapture their golden years with the ps4.
    We're not calling the article trolling.

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    The PS brand is doing just fine. This has nothing to do with the PS3.

    Sony execs are doing what's right for the company.


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    Actually the OP is MOSTLY right. The PS3 wiped out BOTH the PS1 and the PS2's profits COMBINED. So it certainly WAS part of the disease.

    On the other hand.... what contributed to hurting them is ironically helping them stay alive NOW.

    Although the television division hurt them too, it wasn't alone. Apple ate their lunch when it came to music players with the iPod. Then Apple and Samsung have been killing their Ericson cell phones in sales. And those same cell phones with their high megapixel cameras have taken a huge chunk of Sony's Cybershot point and shoot camera business. There are other examples in other divisions.... but you get the idea.

    It's good that these guys are giving up their bonuses even if it's only as a goodwill gesture. Pretty honorable if you ask me.
    Last edited by GreatSpaceKoaster; 05-07-2013 at 11:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    The PS brand is doing just fine. This has nothing to do with the PS3. Sony execs are doing what's right for the company.
    Although the article doesn't mention it because the PS3 is actually helping them now but the PS3 in the beginning of this gen is part of the reason theyre in this mess. Basically what Koaster said. But Sony will be fine. Its going to take awhile to get the ship turned around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sith View Post
    Giving up bonuses doesn't send a positive message to investment partners and shareholders.Yes Sony has been generating profits but just not enough which forced them to sell assets.
    Bonuses are based on performance, have they performed well, Kaz thinks not
    Perhaps this will encourage them

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    On the other hand.... what contributed to hurting them is ironically helping them stay alive NOW.

    Although the television division hurt them too, it wasn't alone. Apple ate their lunch when it came to music players with the iPod. Then Apple and Samsung have been killing their Ericson cell phones in sales. And those same cell phones with their high megapixel cameras have taken a huge chunk of Sony's Cybershot point and shoot camera business. There are other examples in other divisions.... but you get the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatSpaceKoaster View Post
    Actually the OP is MOSTLY right. The PS3 wiped out BOTH the PS1 and the PS2's profits COMBINED. So it certainly WAS part of the disease.
    That actually makes you think, one $#@! up wiped out all profits from 2 of the most successful consoles of all time
    Its almost hard to believe so It couldn't of been much and makes you think what would happen to a company that was previously less successful
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