If what I read about the PS4 is true if they arent dead now they will be when it comes out. At least when it comes to gamers who aren't rich. I dont care so long as the series I like end up elsewhere if it comes down to that. (Disgaea, Tales of, SMT-this one already has)
Gaming is a small part of Sony's financial success.
Sony's movie, music and games department's aren't going anywhere... they will be delivering ps4, movies and music for years to come. Maybe not in the capacity that they are now, or even how they are now -- but they will be there. I expect them to downsize the company in 2014 to be honest. Cutting tv's, phones and maybe computers from production.
Sophistication is knowing you like the best games, going out of your way to own them and then telling the entire world about them. I... I am sophistication.
Let's see here; how about the economical crisis? Does Kotaku have any idea what has been going on for the past 5 years? Sony is struck by the crisis and needs to cut down on the costs, that means decreasing their number of stores.
If there are dozens of articles and books written about Sony, then why does Kotaku claim it's turned into a ghost? Obviously people are still paying attention to it, enough attention to warrant books and articles about it.