Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, /ˈsoʊni/ SOH-nee, commonly known as Sony and stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. The company owns the largest music entertainment business in the world, the largest video game console business and the second largest video game publishing business, and is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets, and a leading player in the film and television entertainment industry. Sony was ranked 97th on the 2018 Fortune Global 500 list.
Sony is among the semiconductor sales leaders and as of 2015, the fifth-largest television manufacturer in the world by annual sales figures. It is the world’s largest player in the premium TV market, a market for a television of at least 55 inches with a price higher than $2,500.
Sony Corporation is the holding company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループ, Sonī Gurūpu), which is engaged in businesses through its seven operating components: electronics (A/V, IT & communication products, and medical business), video games, motion pictures (movies and TV shows), music (record labels and music publishing), semiconductors (image sensors), financial services (banking and insurance), and others.