Form 6-K

                             WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         For the month of April 2005
                        Commission File Number: 001-06439

                                SONY CORPORATION
                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)


                    (Address of principal executive offices)

          The registrant files annual reports under cover of Form 20-F.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant  files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F,

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contained  in this  Form is  also  thereby  furnishing  the  information  to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
Yes No X

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connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):82-______



Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                            SONY CORPORATION

                                         By:  /s/  Katsumi Ihara    

                                             Katsumi Ihara
                                             Executive Deputy President, 
                                             Group Chief Strategy Officer and
                                             Chief Financial Officer

Date: April 08, 2005

List of materials

Documents attached hereto:

i)   Press release announcing Acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Completed -
     MGM Names New Senior Management Team


                    MGM Names New Senior Management Team

Los Angeles, April 8, 2005 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) announced today that
a consortium comprised of Sony Corporation of America, Providence Equity
Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners completed its acquisition of the Company. This
transaction establishes MGM as one of the world's largest privately held,
independent motion picture, television and home video companies.

"Today we begin a new, exciting chapter in the life of MGM," said Dan Taylor,
President of MGM. "With our strong financial and strategic partners, we look
forward to building on MGM's exceptional legacy and capitalizing on emerging
technologies and markets to provide consumers worldwide more opportunities to
enjoy the world's largest modern library of films and television programming. We
look forward to a very bright future for MGM."

MGM also announced today several key senior management appointments. Charles
Cohen will serve as Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Cohen had
served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development at MGM
since May 1997. Jim Packer will serve as Executive Vice President of Television
Distribution. Mr. Packer had served as Executive Vice President, Television
Distribution - North America since 2001. Blake Thomas will serve as Executive
Vice President of Home Entertainment Distribution. Mr. Thomas served previously
as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing since 2000. Bruce Tuchman has
been appointed Executive Vice President of MGM Networks. Mr. Tuchman had served
as head of MGM Networks since July 2001. Travis Rutherford has been named
Executive Vice President of Consumer Products and Location-Based Entertainment.
Mr. Rutherford had served as Senior Vice President of MGM's Consumer Products
Interactive since January 2001.

Going forward, MGM expects to benefit from operating agreements with Sony
Pictures Entertainment (SPE) under which SPE will assume certain distribution
responsibilities for MGM's library of 4,000 films and 10,400 television episodes
through SPE's global distribution network, which currently distributes SPE's
library of 3,500 films and 35,000 television episodes. In addition, MGM expects
to co-finance new films with SPE and co-produce some of these new projects.
These films will be distributed and marketed by SPE. MGM will continue to
develop new original television programs and is currently completing production
on the ninth season of Stargate SG1 and the second season of Stargate Atlantis,
which will both premiere this summer. Sony Pictures Television will assume
production management for certain MGM television content.

In addition to the operating agreements with SPE, MGM also expects to benefit
from distribution agreements with Comcast. MGM content will be available on
Comcast's video on demand platform and on new cable channels operated by Comcast
and jointly owned by Comcast, SPE and the members of the consortium.

Films currently slated for release by MGM will proceed on schedule. The Company
expects to release The Amityville Horror on April 15 and Into the Blue, Romance
and Cigarettes, The Woods, The Pink Panther and Art School Confidential in the
fall of this year.

MGM and the consortium announced on September 23, 2004 that they had entered
into an agreement related to this acquisition. The agreement was adopted by MGM
shareholders on December 17, 2004. In accordance with the terms of the 
agreement, stockholders of MGM will receive $12.00 in cash, without interest,
for each MGM share held.

About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is an independent, privately-held motion picture,
television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution company. The
company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising
approximately 4,000 titles, and over 10,400 episodes of television programming.
Its film library has received 208 Academy Awards, one of the largest award
winning collections in the world, and includes numerous successful film
franchises, including James Bond, Pink Panther and Rocky. MGM is owned by an
investor consortium comprised of Sony Corporation of America, Providence Equity
Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Comcast Corporation and DLJ Merchant Banking
Partners. For more information, visit

About Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America, based in New York City, is the U.S. subsidiary of
Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo. Sony is a leading manufacturer of
audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the
consumer and professional markets. Its music, motion picture, television,
computer entertainment, and online businesses make Sony one of the most
comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal U.S.
businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony
Computer Entertainment America Inc., and a 50% interest in Sony BMG Music
Entertainment, one of the largest recorded music companies in the world. Sony
recorded consolidated annual sales of over $72 billion for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2004, and it employs 162,000 people worldwide. Sony's consolidated
sales in the U.S. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004 were $20.4 billion.
For more information see

About Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is one of the world's leading private investment
firms specializing in equity investments in media and communications companies.
The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with over $9 billion in equity
commitments and have invested in more than 80 companies operating in over 20
countries since the firm's inception in 1991. Current and previous areas of
investment include cable television content and distribution, wireless and
wireline telephony, publishing, radio and television broadcasting and other
media and communications sectors. Significant investments include VoiceStream
Wireless, Warner Music Group, PanAmSat, AT&T Canada, eircom plc, Casema, Kabel
Deutschland, Language Line, F&W Publications, ProSiebenSat.1, and Bresnan
Broadband Holdings. The firm has offices in Providence, New York and London.
Visit for additional information

About Texas Pacific Group
Texas Pacific Group is one of the world's leading private investment firms
managing over $15 billion in assets. TPG invests across a wide range of
industries, and has made significant investments in branded consumer franchises
(Burger King, Beringer Wines, Del Monte, Ducati), leading retailers (Petco,
J.Crew, Debenhams-UK), media and communications (Eutelsat, Findexa, TIM Hellas,
Hotwire), healthcare (Oxford Health Plans, Iasis, Quintiles Transnational),
technology companies (ON Semiconductor, MEMC, Seagate), and airlines
(Continental, America West), among others. The firm is based in Fort Worth,
Texas, and has additional offices in San Francisco and London.

About Comcast
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) ( is the
nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products
and services. With 21.5 million cable customers and 7 million high-speed
Internet customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development,
management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of 
programming content.

The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment
Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, AZN
Television, TV One and four Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority
ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia
Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large
multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

About DLJ Merchant Banking Partners
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners is a leading private equity investor that has a
20-year record of investing in leveraged buyouts and related transactions across
a broad range of industries. Since 1985, DLJMB has invested more than $9 billion
in more than 140 portfolio companies. DLJMB is the largest business within
CSFB's Alternative Capital Division ("ACD"), CSFB's dedicated alternative asset
platform. ACD is one of the industry's leading alternative asset managers, with
more than $38 billion of assets under management, including $21 billion of
private equity assets across a diverse family of funds, including leveraged
buyout funds, mezzanine funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, fund of
funds and secondary funds, and more than $17 billion of other alternative assets
through its hedge fund (both direct and fund of funds), leveraged loan and CDO
investment programs.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Paige Taylor

Sony Corporation of America
Ann Morfogen (media)

Mack Araki (media)

Lisa Gephardt (media)

Justin Hill (Sony investors)

Sony Pictures Entertainment
Susan Tick (media)

Providence Equity Partners
Andrew Cole

Texas Pacific Group
Owen Blicksilver (media)

Comcast Corporation
D'Arcy Rudnay (media)

Marlene Dooner (Comcast investors)

DLJ Merchant Banking Partners
John Gallagher