Sony products used to be "fad products" like Apple's are today. The only difference is Sony products constantly break. I've owned five Sony products in my life and all of them broke or had significant defects.
The last straw came when my PS3 got the "yellow ring of death". I called customer service and asked them to fix it as the YROD is due to an engineering flaw causing the system to overheat. They said they would do it for $125. LOL! OK! F*** this POS company.