Maybe Sony will rule the world one day, but the reason is that their stuff works, works well and works well for a long time. I have a reel to reel tape recorder I bought new almost 30 years ago, it still works fine. We have Sony TV, Sony Walkman, CD player (no vibrators, yet), Playstation. Everything just keeps doing their job unless you sit on it or a small child breaks off a knob. Can the same be said for American made products? Want a good camera, buy a 30 year old Nikon. Want a good motor vehicle? Buy a Honda. Want crap? Buy American.