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Sony plans to close all but 11 of its stores in the US

Wednesday, 26th February 2014 21:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced it will close 20 of its Sony Electronics stores across North America. Of the 5,000 employees being laid-off worldwide, it’s reported that 1,000 of those were employed at the stores being shuttered. Sony said 11 store locations will remain open, and the other closures were needed “to maintain its competitiveness in an evolving consumer electronics market.” The firm’s two-floor flagship store in New York City will remain open. The list of store closures and those staying open can be found through here. Thanks, Engadget.

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9 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    Hmmm…

    Okay now exactly when is the time to start worrying?

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Djoenz

    Now is the time to be worried. Sony needs to produce cheaper tv’s and other electronics.
    Their business is going downhill.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. TheWulf

    With so much shopping happening on the Internet, these days, this isn’t surprising at all. I don’t think fans of Sony hardware should be worried.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. MrSec84

    People concerned about gaming shouldn’t worry about Playstation, the brand’s going nowhere, especially with PS4 repeating the success past consoles have had.

    Their movies still do well, they’re big in insurance.

    Maybe the company’s lost their focus when it comes to other electronics, but they can easily change things up by taking a similar route to Samsung on the TV side of things, making some cheaper models that compete.

    As far as I’m aware they’re also great suppliers of medical imaging equipment.

    As a company they’re not exactly flagging, this whole Sony going bankrupt thing has been blown out of all proportions.
    Hell even laying off some staff at a single studio & cutting some of their less popular studios isn’t a sign that the companies going under, it’s just restructuring.

    IMO if the company wasn’t doing anything like this, then you should be worried, especially if they’re losing money in the areas they’re making adjustments in.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. dizzygear

    These single brand type of stores are not exactly doing well here in the EU either except for Apple’s iCentres.
    I guess its the same story over there.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. thegrimmling

    damn it!
    I liked having a Sony store near my house here in Dallas…. Eventhough they were higher prices than every other retailer.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. kingy

    We have been saying it for years online is the future and guess what people it’s happening most shops are online and the shops are closing this is happening all over the world

    #7 7 months ago
  8. gameoholic007

    @Djoenz -What the hell are you talking about, Sony’s business is not going down hill. They are closing up some a lot of their stores, because anybody can get better deals on the internet now-a-days. Sony’s stores are not the only ones losing business, out here in the States, all of the other electronics stores are doing just as bad, and some have had to close shop, and reduce their locations because of it. Internet shopping is literally killing off all the stores one by one.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. fearmonkey

    I hardly ever see people in microsoft stores, the only store that seems to be doing alright like that is Apple. Sony’s products are available everywhere, MS’s products are available everywhere. You can’t walk into just any store and pick up any Apple product though, it makes more sense there.

    #9 7 months ago

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