Sony is a gigantic Japanese conglomerate, one of the shadowy, family-based megacorporations that the Japanese call gin-su and the Americans call "Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO)." Its subsidiaries dominate the following industries:
- Consumer electronics
- Movies, through Columbia Pictures
- Computer viruses, through its BMG music label.
It also has its tentacles into animation, and tentacle-animation.
Sony is best known for a line of livestock-management devices, the PayStation I, II, and III, and for personal entertainment devices based on the same technology: the GameBox I, II, and IV. Sony has branched out to fill many other technology niches, including automatic pet feeders and nose hair trimmers.