Some of the responses in this thread are actually insane and quite frankly embarrassing for sony fans on this site.
Everyone on this site is smart enough to understand that Sony is and has been in real trouble for a long time. It doesn't mean you can't like their product anymore, but get over this whole defensive, name calling, hate speech. Sony is working hard to save the viable parts of the company but the reality is that may not be enough.
As stated numerous times before samsung has been aggressively going after sony shares and their current losses will only embolden them further.
So samsung split the market even more than it already is? if you have not noticed Sony is investing more into playstation not taking away investment's!
"but the reality is that may not be enough. "
Yes that may not be enough, but on the same token there has been over and over and over this very same outlook being said about Sony's issue all for the past 3 years, sony better do something drastic, Sony market share was taken by Microsoft, Sony has lost all that money on the PS3 Sony's market share has bottom out. for every person saying that every thing is all fine and dandy, there is just as many people claimed that sONY WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LEAVE THE GAME INDUSTRY IF THEY WANT TO SURVIVE, OR SONY WILL BE BOUGHT OUT!
the point is right now SCE LLC is not for public buy in there is not public IPO on "playstation"
Look the very fact that SCE LLC is private held, means there is no public buy in. so even if there is further displacement of share's the fact that Sony will further down size the over all company, thus they will swallow the poison Pill to avoid a hostile take over anyway!
History is on the side of japan companies the size of Sony which employ's over 147,000+ people means that in the past 40 years straight, no non owned japanese ran hedge fund or investment firm has been able to do a Hostile Take over of a japanese company the size of Sony. it has not happened in 40 straight years! this is not like Wall Street.
The fact that sony closed down the E reader part of the company, and now sold off PC, again now split off TV section. This is the making's of getting rid of the toxic asset's, just because they go smaller does not mean; that they will be that much easier of a target for a Hostile Take over. the reality is such ,even with a hedge fund that owns 7% of Sony and the board of Directors has told the hedge fund No! it was not just some say yes and other's say maybe on the vote was
The board decision was unanimous!
“In the last 15-20 years that they’ve owned those businesses, they’ve yet to show any meaningful synergy with electronics,” said Daniel Ernst, an analyst at Hudson Square Research in New York, who has a buy rating on the shares. “The beauty of the entertainment spin plan was that it wouldn’t stop them from keeping trying.”
The fact that this is not like how the japanese see it! its clear they do not see it that way.
Again The board decision was unanimous! to vote No!
Hell the Hedge fund , ran by Dan lobe he does not even have a seat on the board. once again they said No!
Its pretty simple, and many such non japanese investors have found out over the years, that trying to make changes into the japanese market like they do in the west . is not only a up hill climb, but its d@mn near frustrating to even get an outcome that benefits your investment past just holding stock!