TheRot, you're a horrible debater.
What you said above:
Nope but we should base on the fact that most people here don't own a lot of Sony made products and the people who hang out in video game sites are usually people who are really into games and technology. So if people as hardcore as us are not into Sony products it's safe to make the assumption that most casuals don't care about Sony products as shown by the drop in 10% of their shares
Reading what you just said above, can you honestly say that the general public is not interested in any of the following products put out by Sony: Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty, PS3, Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Paul Simon, and tons more?
You see, you're flip flopping on your whole argument when someone provides evidence to disprove it. You said that people aren't interested in their products. That's not true.
Now you say that obviously it isn't enough since their shares have fallen. Well, no one is debating that. It's a given. But, you see, the correlation between people desiring their products and their shares aren't a sign of the whole company. They've had an increase in competition on all fronts and the majority of their old profits is what you're focusing on. I agree, many people will go with the cheaper models. I DO NOT agree that this means that people prefer what they buy over what they could have gotten if Sony's products were at the same price. You don't know this and yet you seem to make it a case because "you don't know anyone with a Sony product personally." It's horrible logic and you really don't understand that consumer demand for certain products does not designate consumer demand for all products.
And look at who you are comparing them to.
Microsoft has Software that they pretty much own the market on for 20+ years, phone and tablet hardware (new and failing), and their gaming division.
Nintendo has their gaming division.
Now compare it to Sony who have TV, laptop/PC, audio centers, cell phones, cameras, camcorders, Movies, Music, and gaming. Do you honestly believe that it's easy to keep all of those in high demand? Do you believe that because their TVs are in low demand that this must mean so is everything else? Do you really believe that because of issues within their company that cause their stock to decrease that people still don't desire Sony products? Heck, every time Sony announces a new cell phone, the N4G+ crew who like new phones always talk about it and post news about it. Multiples of their movies made millions in profit and are nominated for various awards. Their artists are Top 40 chart makers and people who have grossed some of the most money in the history of the music industry. The PS3 has now (supposedly) sold more than the 360 even with a year start for the 360.
Sony stock isn't doing great. But your idea that somehow that must mean that there is no desire for their products based on your own perception is horrible and laughable logic.
People desire their products, just not the ones you want to focus on in order to tear them down.