In the USA and China, Sony has withdrawn from the operator business but will continue selling in the open market.
Sony's consumer electronics hardware business "has centred on entertainment since our foundation, not daily necessities like refrigerators and washing machines", company CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said. On a map showing where Sony's mobile business will continue, it lists the US and Canada as having, "no operator business", while also indicating it will not concentrate on smartphone sales in Australia, South America, and the rest of Asia outside the regions mentioned above.
Sony smartphones have had enduring popularity in Japan and Europe, due to ties in the region-the company enjoys a close relationship with Japanese mobile network operators, while existing relationships built during the Sony Ericsson joint venture, prior to Sony assuming full control in 2012, have helped with sales in those regions.
Instead, Sony has segregated its attention globally with respect to the sales and marketing of Sony phones. And younger generations no longer watch TV.
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Additionally, Sony will focus more on gaming, in order to appeal to its large customer base loyal to the PlayStation brand.
However, Sony also said that it would continue customer support in India. Sony will be concentrating their mobile business on Japan, Europe, Taiwan, and Hong Kong markets where they still have a name of their own.
The Xperia XZ2 was possibly the last smartphone from Sony to land in the country, which launched in mid-2018 at a heftier price as compared to rivals.
Third Point wants Sony to explore options for some of its business units, including its movie studio, which the fund believes has attracted takeover interest, people familiar with the matter previously said. "We have ceased sales in Central and South America, the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania, etc.in FY18, but we will keep monitoring the market situations and business feasibility", said the company in a statement.