It has been rumoured for quite some time that Sony Mobile has pulled out of Malaysia. There are plenty of signs that point to it although Sony itself has never officially admitted to such move. However, a presentation during today’s Sony IR Day has finally confirmed what we’ve been hearing for so long.
Even then, the confirmation didn’t come in a direct manner. Instead, it appears in the form of a map from the presentation by one of Sony’s Senior Executive Vice President, Shigeki Ishizuka, who is in charge of the company’s Electronics Products & Solutions Business:
What the slide above pretty much said is that Sony Mobile has shifted its attention to only a handful of countries including Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong as well as European countries. For the rest of the world including Malaysia, they are no longer viewed as viable markets.
With this revelation, those who have been hoping to see any new Xperia phones being officially released here in Malaysia including the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 that were launched at MWC earlier this year have to move on. Well, it is about time anyway.