Sony is one of the largest media corporations, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics (Sony Corporation), video, video games (Sony Computer Entertainment), communications tools, and information technology products for both consumer and professional markets. The company includes the Sony/MGM film studio and the Sony BMG music publishing company.

The company was founded in 1946 when two Japanese electrical engineers, Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, decided to start their own company in Tokyo, whose original name was Tōkyō Tsushin Kōgyō Kabushikigaisa.

Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of game consoles. It launched PlayStation in 1994, its successor PlayStation 2 in 2000 and PlayStation 3 in 2006. It also produced the PlayStation Portable handheld game console from 2005 to 2012, which was replaced by the PlayStation Vita in 2012.

Other products include Sony Mobile phones, Vaio laptops, Bravia televisions, various computer games, Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot and Alpha digital cameras, computer printers, DVD players and recorders, Blu-ray players, Hi-Fi speaker systems, home theater systems, Walkman MP3 players, GPS navigation devices, and other accessories such as headphones, printer inks, recording media, batteries, photo frames, etc.