By Cliff Edwards
Now it’s Sony versus Facebook.
After being knocked around by Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. for more than a decade, Sony Corp. (6758) is up against yet another tech rival, attempting to build the PlayStation 4 into an entertainment powerhouse and develop a virtual-reality headset for the gaming market.
And in this fight at least, the Tokyo-based conglomerate, which has lost money in five of the last six years, might have an edge. Sony’s commanding lead in sales of video-game consoles could give a boost to the Project Morpheus headset the company will show off today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The chief competition is Oculus VR Inc., the virtual-reality goggle pioneer being acquired by Facebook Inc.
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