people criticize sony for making electronics and content for those electronics... and yet, that's exactly the dream for the big studios-- distribution and exhibition-- only the big studios can't, because it's illegal. and here, sony makes content and the electronics for that content consumption... and it gets railed by those "wise" wallstreeters.
let me put it this way. the postal service has THE most integrated and expansive system. they have access to EVERY doorstep. even DHL, FedEx, and UPS have to contract with USPS for areas that they don't support. SONY'S REACH INTO THE CONSUMER'S LIFE IS LIKE THE POSTAL SERVICE. sony has access like none of its competitors. it won't be under 20 for long.
Companies like SONY are not valued by their impact on a society or their contributions. Their value is completely controlled by Wall Street power elites who can make or break ANY company by simply out-buying or out-selling retail investors with trillions of retirement "investments" that continue to support the twisted system they created.