Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社 Sonī Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation and one of the world's largest media conglomerates with revenue of ¥7.730 trillion ($78.877 billion U.S.) during the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets, which developed the company into one of the world's richest companies.
Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments — electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. The company's slogan is "make. believe."
Relation to the Metal Gear series
Most of the games in the Metal Gear series have been released exclusively on Sony consoles, such as Metal Gear Solid on the PlayStation, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater on the PlayStation 2, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for the PlayStation 3, and the latter two games plus Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience and Metal Gear Survive for the PlayStation 4.
Most of the portable Metal Gear games have been released exclusively on the PlayStation Portable as well, such as Metal Gear Acid, Metal Gear Acid 2, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Aside from standard releases, it also featured the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, as well as the Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid Collection for the PS3, and had a rerelease for both Portable Ops and Portable Ops Plus on PlayStation TV.
Besides the consoles that the games were released on, Sony also had its Walkman recorder be used for Peace Walker as well as both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain as in-game items used for playing various music and data tapes. In the former, they were developable in-game items based on the TPS-L2, WM-2, WM-EX88, and NWD-W202, with the last one also having a specially-designed version released as promotion for Peace Walker's release that had camouflage green patterns as well as pre-downloaded songs. The latter was based on the WM-R55, and was on loan from Sony and scanned into the game, with Kojima explaining its properties to the other developers who were too young to remember the Walkman.
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation Portable
- PlayStation Vita
- PlayStation TV