Sony primarily manufacturers its consumer products in Japan, Asia and Europe. Some of its consumer products are made by third-party contractors of unknown location. The company has computer entertainment divisions in the United States and Europe, which develop, produce and market computer game hardware and software. Its entertainment products are produced at various international locations and distributed around the world.
Consumer products made by Sony include digital and video cameras, auto sound systems, home audio systems, DVD players, Blue-ray disc players and television sets. Sony also makes batteries, optical disk drives and semiconductors. The company has secured a wider reach into consumer homes through its Sony Pictures Television entertainment division. Under this division, the company develops, produces and distributes numerous television programs, movies and digital entertainment. The motion picture division of Sony combines forces with its various movie production partners, including the Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics. On TV, consumers view Sony Pictures Television shows.
According to the New York Times, as of 2013, Sony's most lucrative product is not consumer electronics but insurance. Sony sells life insurance in Japan, which accounted for 63 percent of the company's operating profits in 2012. Its music and movie divisions are also high earners.