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 January 2007
                        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,

                  Form 20-F  X                   Form 40-F __

Indicate by check mark whether the  registrant  by  furnishing  the  information
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

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in
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/  Nobuyuki Oneda
                                         Nobuyuki Oneda
                                         Executive Vice President and
                                         Chief Financial Officer

Date: January 16, 2007

List of materials

Documents attached hereto:

i) Press release announcing PLAYSTATION(R)3 Reaches Cumulative Shipment of
   1 Million Units in Japan


Tokyo, January 16, 2007 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today
announced that cumulative shipment of its PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer
entertainment system reached 1 million units in Japan as of today, January 16th,
2007. Compared to its predecessor PlayStation(R) platforms, PS3 is the fastest
to reach cumulative shipment of 2 million units worldwide. This achievement
comes in only 2 months from its launch in November 2006 in Japan and North
America. PS3 platform continues to expand rapidly along with its exciting lineup
of packaged software titles as well as downloadable content and services
delivered through the network.

     On the software front, demand for PS3 titles were also high during the
holiday season and with popular titles such as Resistance: Fall of Man(TM) from
SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) as well as attractive lineup from licensed
developers and publishers. Cumulative software shipment in Japan and North
America combined reached 5 million units as of December 2006. More and more
powerful new titles are expected to be released continuously from both SCE WWS
and licensed developers and publishers, which will further demonstrate the power
of PS3.

     PS3 continues to evolve, expanding its possibilities by adding new features
via continuous system software updates, including functions such as "Remote
Play", which allows users new ways of enjoying content by connecting PS3 and
PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) as well as playback of various content through
the network. More than 500 thousand users have gone on-line with PS3 in Japan
and North America combined, enjoying the latest PS3 network games as well as
exchanging messages and video chatting on-line.

     PLAYSTATION(R)Store, an on-line shop on PLAYSATION Network, offers a wealth
of content from downloadable PS3 games, additional features for existing PS3
packaged games and downloadable PlayStation(R) archive games for PSP, to free
game demos, movie trailers and trial versions of upcoming PS3 game titles. In
particular, Gran Turismo(TM) HD Concept, a free downloadable game made available
on December 24th, 2006 is highly popular among PLAYSATION Network users counting
more than 300 thousand downloads in Japan and North America in 20 days since its

     SCEI will continue to expand the PlayStation(R)2 and PSP platforms, which
already shipped more than 110 million and 20 million units worldwide
respectively, and the newly available PS3 platform, further promoting the creat
ion of a new world of computer entertainment through the fusion of game, music
and movies.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of
consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation(R) game console, the
PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)
Portable) handheld entertainment system and the upcoming, much-anticipated
PLAYSTATION(R)3 system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by
introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances
the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a new
handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with
high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PLAYSTATION 3 is
an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor
with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony
Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.,
and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and
distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these
platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan,
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony

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PlayStation, PLAYSTATION and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.