Sony Are Closing One Of Their PlayStation Chip Factories

Does the closure point towards a change in their business tactic?

Posted By | On 03rd, Feb. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012


Just what is Sony up to nowadays? It’s very hard to tell given that they’ve made some very odd, and exceptionally questionable moves lately. Well wouldn’t you know it, they’re making another move that seems to suggest that they’re ready to leave the PlayStation 3 in the dust and focus on their latest smash hit, the PlayStation 4.

Sony have announced, via press release, their plans to cease any and all operations at the Japanese Sony Semiconductor Oita Technology Center. The plant was previously involved in the production of packaging for the PlayStation 3’s Cell and RSX chips.

The decision was apparently made due to the “changing business landscape” and the final closure of the plant is expected to be completed by the end of March 2016. On a positive note however, the 220 employees of the factory will not be losing their jobs and will instead be transferred to other plants that will be taking over some of Oita TEC’s operations.

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  • Starman

    “Smash hit” PS4 ????? I think you meant to say “it plays like it was

    • TheAdjustmentBureau

      Look a fanboy^^^

  • TheWayItsMeantToBePlayed

    One step closer towards the cloud streaming based future they are outlining in their financial reports, then.

  • Demetrius Radford

    Sony is loosing money.

    • John Doe

      You people trully are stupid. This has nothing to do with losing money. This has to do with a decreased need for the PS3. If this was about losing money, why did they keep those 220 employees? Use your brains people. lol

    • Demetrius Radford

      im not stupid im just saying this because they even sold off S.O.E thats really why i said it but in this case i think ur about right

  • Mark

    Good move by Sony imo. There’s probably gonna be more related news in the coming months with them trimming away at stuff.


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