After Sony’s main electronics business was reported as unprofitable for a second consecutive year, a spokesperson for the company has confirmed that about 40 Sony executives will be returning their bonuses this year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The bonuses were worth between 30 and 50 percent of the executives’ pay.
As a whole, Sony Corp. reported its first net profit in five years, helped in part by a weak yen and its sale of various assets, such as office properties and stock holdings, to the tune of about $2 billion. Sony did not specify how much the electronics department lost.
PlayStation 4 and Vita development will be unaffected by the move, as Bloomberg also reports that “games, cameras and mobile devices [...] are central to Hirai’s plan to revive the consumer-electronics business.”