It is believed that such a move will allow the company to improve financial performance, as it will be able to fully focus on the production of various electronics. That is, on what she did historically. It is possible that some other non-core divisions will be separated in the future.
In recent years, Sony has experienced a number of serious problems, gradually losing the market to competitors. For a long time the company did not receive a profit at all, then it nevertheless showed a positive result. But the latter was achieved only thanks to restructuring and a significant reduction in costs (and the ratio of the dollar and the yen played its role). And it is unclear whether it will be possible to maintain a positive trend in the future. Over the past decade, Sony shares have fallen by 85%.
Company representatives have so far declined to comment on The New York Times report.