The Walkman made Japanese company Sony a household name around the world. Photo: Shutterstock The Walkman made Japanese company Sony a household name around the world. Photo: Shutterstock
The Walkman made Japanese company Sony a household name around the world. Photo: Shutterstock

The story of Sony: from repair shop to revolution, how Walkman inventor changed music listening and, with PlayStation, home entertainment

  • Founded in 1946, the Japanese electronics company invented the Walkman and the PlayStation, popularised the CD player, and bought a Hollywood studio
  • But it had its failures too, such as Betamax and, as its 75th anniversary approaches, it’s been a while since it launched a product that has really turned heads

Topic |   Stories behind top Asian brands
The Walkman made Japanese company Sony a household name around the world. Photo: Shutterstock The Walkman made Japanese company Sony a household name around the world. Photo: Shutterstock
The Walkman made Japanese company Sony a household name around the world. Photo: Shutterstock
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