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Sony closing all its Canadian retail stores

All Sony retail stores in Canada are closing
Sony retail store
Shortly after a Reuters report concerning the imminent sale of Sony's mobile and TV divisions, the Japanese company announce the closure of all its Canadian retail locations.

Next to Samsung, Sony is another company that seems to have gone the wrong way when it comes to its own retail stores. While Samsung is closing some of its retail locations in Europe, Sony will close all its 14 Canadian stores within two months. The company notorious for the Walkman music player and the PlayStation gaming console will close the doors of these stores "over the next six to eight weeks."

According to a spokesman for Sony Canada who spoke to CBC News, about 90 employees will lose their jobs as the effect of this move. While the company declined to comment further, it is clear that the company's poor financial results in the last few years is the main cause for such measures. Sony also mentioned that the company "will reach out to previous Sony store customers in order to provide details about warranties and technical support in the future."

Fortunately for Sony's Canadian fans, its products will be available on the local market via third-party retailers and the company's own online store and telephone sales.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01-15 (Update: 2015-01-16)