From an interview w/Kaz Hirai
Our semiconductor business, for example, is set to return to the black this year with 150 billion yen in profit, thanks to the rise of dual-camera smartphones propelling sales of camera sensors. But Sony is behind the ball on 3-D sensors, a field where features such as facial recognition are expected to create new demand. We plan to catch up by developing new offerings with a Belgian company we purchased in 2015.
At our gaming business, sales of the PlayStation 4 are strong heading into the holidays. But we can't ignore the Nintendo Switch, which has also captured consumers' attention. Our business model involves selling both the game console and the software for it, so we're working to get more customers paying continuously for content, for example through paid subscription services.