More Reviews
REVIEWS Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Rebor Review
Just a small update to the existing review for the PS4 version of the game. What are the benefits to upgrading? Check here to see. ~Ed. Nick Tan

Cut the Rope: Triple Treat Review
Cutting the ropes has never before made gravity so… pricey.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14

Wolfenstein: The New Order
Release date: 05/20/14

LATEST FEATURES 4 PAX Indie Titles to Look Out For
We've given attention to all the higher profile games at PAX EAST, but now it's time for the indies.

Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.
Coming Soon

Read More Member Blogs
So much more than war...
By shandog137
Posted on 04/18/14
The recent blog, Peace in the Era of Call of Duty  really made me think about war games that dig deeper than simply a kill streak reward. The first game that came to mind was Spec-Ops: The Line and although I haven’t played it, I began to wonder if it did the war genre as...


Sony's Credit Rating Falls to "Junk"

Posted on Monday, January 27 @ 11:15:23 Eastern by

Moody's Investors Service has dropped Sony's rating to "junk" status, or from Baa3 to Ba1 which is one level below investment grade. While Standard & Poor rates Sony at two notches higher than junk, it matches the junk rating by Fitch. As a consequence, it will be more difficult for the company to borrow money.

Moody explains that while Sony has cut staff and made leaps and bounds in its gaming division, it believes that Sony will continue to struggle in the coming years due to its other business segments:

While Sony has made progress in its restructuring and benefits from continued profitability in several of its business segments, it still faces challenges to improve and stabilize its overall profitability and, in the near term, to achieve a profile that Moody's views as consistent with an investment grade rating.

Of primary concern are the challenges facing the company's TV and PC businesses, both of which face intense global competition, rapid changes in technology, and product obsolescence.

Sony's profitability is likely to remain weak and volatile, as we expect the majority of its core consumer electronics businesses—such as TVs, mobile, digital cameras and personal computers—to continue to face significant downward earnings pressure.

The only piece of good news is that Moody's believes that the outlook for Sony is still "stable," due in part to the holiday success of the PlayStation 4, selling over four million units as stated from Sony announcement at CEX 2014.
Tags:   Sony

More from the Game Revolution Network

comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution