Many companies, whether they are big or small, are facing hard times. One of those companies is Sony which earlier this morning announced it will be selling off its entire Vaio PC laptop brand to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). Due to low demand of Vaio PCs, the company will now concentrate on mobile devices and tablets, TVs and its PlayStation brand. Over 5,000 people will be affected, among them 1,500 in Japan and 3,500 overseas.
The new company will sell the Vaio PC brand starting in Japan first. For fans of Vaio PCs, Sony and JIP will still offer warranties for current users. Sony will not continue producing and selling PCs after the 2014 Spring lineup. For gamers, will Sony now make the Remote Play with PlayStation 3 work on any PC instead of just with Vaio PCs?
[Source]: Sony.net: Sony Announces Plans to Address Reform of PC and TV Businesses [http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201402/14-019E/index.html].