These Japanese People Totally Meh Sony

Beleaguered electronics giant Sony is having a tough time. It's not only battling a strong yen and strong rivals, but also a giant lack of buzz. Just look at these folks on Japanese TV. No buzz!

In the above photo from Japan's TBS News, two women are asked if there are any Sony products they want. "Right now, none," one replied. Ouch.

Granted, Japanese TV is known to fudge things, so it's hard to know if these were really regular folks on the street as well as hard to know how many people they spoke with and what the consenting opinion was.

That being said, Japanese news going with the "Sony isn't cool" angle certainly isn't good for Sony.

ソニーの商品で欲しいものは? → 街の人 「今はないですね」 [トー速]

When asked what Sony products these women had, one of them replied, "Sony? What was it I had?" Pretty sure most consumers know exactly what, let's say, Apple hardware they own.

This guy said he used to have a Sony MD player. Sony made MD players, what, 10 years ago? Those were cool!


    Wow sensationalist news show on Japan with negitive Sony buzz is reposted on sensationalist Kotaku to spread a negative Sony story.
    Hey Brian, you ever get sick of the bad mouthing you get on this site. Seriously dude QUIT!

      Arkayn please go away we dont like people who constantly put the journos down. If your sick of what he is writing dont bother clicking on the article. 1

        While I agree that the tact people take needs to be more constructively critical, remaining silent on the fact that readers aren't happy with the quality of articles is counterproductive.

        Link, i'm sorry, but you're wrong.

        Kotaku is a product that is delivered to consumers. They make their revenue with ads that we see and occasionally click on by reading there site. This makes us customers of their product. Arkayn has every right to complain about the quality of the product he is using.

        I also agree with him. Horrible journalists like Brian Ashcraft and Luke Plunkett do nothing but give the otherwise wounderful site a bad name and need to be fired immediately.

    I'd take this with a large grain of salt. Yes, Sony's image is going downhill at the moment, but these sound like cherry picked quotes and with no mention of sample size or where and who was being asked it sort of sounds like something you'd see on ACA or Today Tonight. Maybe TBS is Japan's answer to Fox News.

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