It’s no secret that outside the PlayStation sector that Sony is making losses in various departments, leading to an overall bleak financial outlook for the company. This has already led to the company shedding the PC & laptop business, selling it to Japanese Industrial Partners. The money from that was to be re-invested into Sony’s smartphone and tablet business but it appears that cash injection hasn’t been enough to turn things around. At the moment Sony expects to make a $1.04 billion loss on the phones alone.
Considering there have been over twenty Xperia models have been released since 2008, with many of the mid range ones being quite similar to each other, it may be that Sony saturated its own market. If the Xperia brand continues to make heavy losses for the company it could decide to cut its losses and sell it off, just like the computer business. Sony’s TV business is making some money but is not expected to go into profitability until at some point in 2015.