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Sony is the commonly-used name for the Sony Corporation. It is a multinational conglomerate with headquarters in Japan, and is the parent company of the Sony Group. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and related items, including videogame consoles like the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and the PlayStation 3 (PS3).

The Sony Group includes Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Ericsson, and Sony Financial.

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is the videogame-related division of Sony, and includes:

  • SCEI: Sony Computer Entertainment International (Tokyo, Japan)
  • SCEA: Sony Computer Entertainment America (Foster City, CA, USA)
  • SCEE: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (London, England)
  • SCE WWS: Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios
  • SOE: Sony Online Entertainment
There are also smaller offices of Sony Computer Entertainment in Hollywood, CA, USA; Toronto, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; and Seoul, South Korea.

Pronunciation: soh-nee
Also Known As: Sony Corporation, Sony Group
Sony has had ongoing success with the PlayStation brand.
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