Sony's CDP-101 compact disc player went on sale October 1, 1982 in Japan.
Sony TVs and other products in a British store window in 1972.
Sony software engineer Anton Mikhailov, left, and TIME's Peter Ha try out the new Move motion-control system for PlayStation 3
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Sony's 3-D televisions are introduced as a model watches with its 3-D glasses included in the TV set in Tokyo
The Sony Playstation 3
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Pharell Williams attends The BRIT Awards 2014 Sony after party on February 19, 2014 in London, England.
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens in a scene from <i>The Invisible Woman</i>
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The new Sony PlayStation 4 at Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2013
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Attendees walk between signs for Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California, June 11, 2013.
Visitors gather around the booth of Sony Computer Entertainment during the Tokyo Game Show 2013
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A visitor looks at Sony's new 84-inch 4K television being displayed at the lobby of the company's headquarters in Tokyo on May 9, 2013
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Pete Wentz attends Sony PlayStation's unveiling of the PS VITA portable entertainment system at Siren Studios on Feb. 15, 2012, in Hollywood.
The original Sony Walkman, the first personal stereo tape deck, which made its debut in 1979.
The Sony Ericsson P800
Mel Harris of Sony testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee
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Sony Electronics President Phil Molyneux shows off the company's new 55" and 65" 4K TVs during Sony's CES 2013 press conference
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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan President Shawn Layden shows a PSP-3000, the revamped Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable handheld video game machine with the improved liquid crystal display and a built-in microphone
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A wholly inadequate smartphone photo of Sony's new 4K TV (trust me -- in my in-person demo, those musicians looked real)
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Mike Tyson attends Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen at Sony Studios on Sept. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.
The Bamboo: Designed by Lovegrove of Apple and Sony fame; $6,000
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A visitor tries out the control buttons of Sony's Reader at the IFA trade fair in Berlin on Sept. 4, 2009
God of War 2
ESRB Rating: Mature
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President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers remarks at a Gen44 fundraising event at Sony Studios in Los Angeles on April 21, 2011
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Reese Witherspoon, left, and Paul Rudd in a scene from the Sony Pictures film "How Do You Know"
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Actor Bruce Willis attends the German premiere to Die Hard 4.0 at the Sony Center CineStar on June 18, 2007 in Berlin, Germany.
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Earl (Terry Crews), Flint (Bill Hader) and Sam (Anna Faris) in Sony Pictures Animation's CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2.
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Johnny Depp (L) and Angelina Jolie are shown in a scene from the Sony Pictures film "The Tourist".