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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Pyro as Bill said:

Nobody really cared about their TVs or VCRs.

They were the guys who made the Walkman. They were the Apple of their day with the demographic that mattered.

Music players are definitely what built the company.  But by the time Playstation launched, all of their electronics were known as being top notch.  Today, it is kind of a disadvantage outside of video games, because they usually have some of the most expensive electronics too.  That doesn't change the fact that Sony is seen as a premium brand though.

Their electronics were top notch and when I said nobody cared about their TVs/VCRs I meant, as much as the 11-30 demographic would have wanted them most would choose the cheaper option assuming they had a choice in the matter.

Walkman and PS1 were the exception. There was always a budget Walkman and the PS1 was the cheapest console available with the cheapest games and it could be easily pirated and also had the value of being CD/VCD player. It also had much more accessible controls and was arguably a better successor to the SNES than the N64. 

Nov 2016 - NES outsells PS1 (JP)

Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!