Sony Electronics' top competitors include Panasonic, Phillips and Sanyo. Sony is a well-established corporation based out of Japan, with a total revenue of 7.2 trillion yen.
Sony was officially established in 1946 and became successful when it produced the first transistor radio that fit in a pocket a few years later. Sony is perhaps most widely known for its association with the PlayStation trademark, which generates 13 percent of the revenue for the major corporation. Sony also manufactures televisions, DVD and MP3 players, VCRs, PCs, digital cameras, camcorders and CD players. At one point, a staggering 66 percent of Sony's total revenue originated from electronics sales.