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I'm actually not a fan of this. It looks like they are turning around their Pictures segment (even though their AAA-movies are mostly shit, quite a lot of their smaller movies are great, and their TV-channels etc. have shown tremendous revenue growth). If they slim down too much, they'll have nothing to support them if one of their other divisions were to fall.

EDIT: They could sell of only Sony/Columbia pictures though.



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Snoopy said:
mountaindewslave said:

Sony's been losing massive money from their electronics division (TV/ phones / etc.) for years and their entertainment/media side of things has really struggled in recent years compared with the past (just look at how the awful Ghostbusters remake bombed at the box office).

They should focus on the video game division and maybe specific electronics where they excel. At this point I'm not even sure what divisions outside of gaming do well for Sony, a few years back it was reported that the majority of Sony was doing badly 

Their gaming division may taken a huge hit with vr.

How do you take a huge hit when you sell through all manufactured devices, and you have already stated that they would be sold at profit from day one? All research and design has been paid along the way, now they are actually starting to make a return. The marketing has been very light, and the attatch ratio is super high. I'm not sure how you even came up with this idea.



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Maaaan i hope they don't sell off animax or Aniplex they made some great anime.
Does someone know will those studios be included if they do sell,



Lawlight said:
Nem said:

If it wasnt, they wouldn't be making multiple movies on the same cinematic universes every year. Everyone is jumping in on that. Even Universal.

If the movie is worth watching, people will pay to see it. I really don't agree that people seeing a movie in poor quality online = a missed sale. I think it wouldn't be a sale either way. So, i doubt that's affecting anyone majorly, but is no doubt a great excuse for failure.

Dude, why are you bringing up cinematic universes? As if mentioning that makes my post invalid. Margins on movies are low. They use them to sell merchandise mostly. Universal made a profit of $1.2B in FY 2015 despite have 3 movies in the billion dollar club.

In any case, I'm not sure what you are arguing.

I'm arguing that no one of note is struggling with these imaginary lost sales of people watching stuff online for free.



Lawlight said:
KLXVER said:
Maybe their Emoji Movie or the wrestling all-star Surfs Up 2 can save them......yeah, they should probably just sell now.

The Barbie movie with Amy Schumer will save them.

I swear that woman hypnotize people to make them think shes funny. Shes the worst comedian Ive ever seen.



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small44 said:
Stop making smartphones Sony.

Change your sig mate, it's embarrassing.



Hapuc12 said:
Maaaan i hope they don't sell off animax or Aniplex they made some great anime.
Does someone know will those studios be included if they do sell,

According to Wikipedia, Aniplex is owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan, so it's safe.



Aura7541 said:
Hapuc12 said:
Maaaan i hope they don't sell off animax or Aniplex they made some great anime.
Does someone know will those studios be included if they do sell,

According to Wikipedia, Aniplex is owned by Sony Music Entertainment Japan, so it's safe.

Animax is endangered damn Jesus Christ they have so much Ip's to make some amazing anime and they are sitting there like nothing is wrong.



Nem said:
Lawlight said:

Records may be smashed (though Avatar's and Titanic's are still unbeaten) but so are the production and marketing budgets. The margins on film studios aren't as big as you'd think.

If it wasnt, they wouldn't be making multiple movies on the same cinematic universes every year. Everyone is jumping in on that. Even Universal.

If the movie is worth watching, people will pay to see it. I really don't agree that people seeing a movie in poor quality online = a missed sale. I think it wouldn't be a sale either way. So, i doubt that's affecting anyone majorly, but is no doubt a great excuse for failure.

I'll try finding the source but i remember reading a while back that 2015 broke records for box office revenue but despite having some huge hits, 2015 had one of the lowest box office attendances in the last 15 years.

It's sort of like the AAA gaming market, less overall titles but a few mega hits resulting in only a few studios really doing great.



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KLXVER said:
Lawlight said:

The Barbie movie with Amy Schumer will save them.

I swear that woman hypnotize people to make them think shes funny. Shes the worst comedian Ive ever seen.

i guarantee she has maybe another year or two of popularity before she starts declining and in a few years she will be most known for some mediocre sitcom with another washed-up costar.



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