Number of employees in the Sony Group 2007-2019

As of the company’s 2019 fiscal year, the Sony Group employed over 114 thousand people around the world. Sony has consistently decreased its total employment since around 2008 when it reported over 180 thousand workers. This 2019 total represents the company’s lowest employment figure in recent history.


Sony is one of the largest companies in Japan and operates as a true conglomerate with major business segments ranging from music publishing, to movie production, to consumer electronics. The company earns tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year, with its most financially successful segment being Game & Network Services – the company’s PlayStation brand of gaming consoles are one of the biggest names in the industry and accounts for a significant portion of the its overall revenue.

World's largest employers

Despite its status as a major multinational conglomerate, Sony’s employment numbers pale in comparison to many of the world’s largest employers. Within the tech industry specifically, companies like Amazon, Accenture, IBM, and Samsung provide hundreds of thousands of jobs to people across the globe.

Total number of employees in the Sony Group from fiscal year 2007 to 2019 (in 1,000s)*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2007 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Sony's fiscal year ends on March 31 of each year.

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