Sony Halts Monitor Sales—Beginning of Snowball Effect?

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Sony will stop marketing their monitors at the end of this year, a Sony spokesman told Heise online. Don't worry, that beloved line of monitors isn't completely gone, some Sony monitors will still be available to specialized dealers, but that service will also be on the chopping block, depending on sales.

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Pardon my radical opinion, but is this a sign of Sony trying to prepare their electronics division for a possible PS3 flop? Sony was the 10th largest manufacturer of monitors last year, so canning the division seems strange. Very strange, indeed.

The end of the road for Sony monitor [Via CG]

DISCUSSION

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Sean Harrington

I think they are bowing out of a market they realize they can't compete in. Now that CRT is dead, and LCD, plasma, and DLP are commoditized, why bother, honestly?

Look back last week to the digital paper eBook reader. That's where they're headed.