Tokyo-based Sony Corporation is the second largest Japanese electronics group after Hitachi. The core business of the company, which was founded in 1946, is consumer electronics. The product range extends from televisions to hi-fi systems and components to video game consoles. In addition, Sony is present in the camera and mobile telecommunications sectors with successful product lines. The most well-known product lines include the Walkman and PlayStation, which, due to their great popularity, have almost become synonymous with portable media players or game consoles in everyday language.