Sony has paid $2.5bn to resolve US antitrust claims in the wake of a $US5.3bn settlement in August that included fines for the company’s use of paid prioritization and its relationship with YouTube.
Sony’s US subsidiary, Sony Computer Entertainment, paid $US1.4bn ($2.4 billion) to settle antitrust charges.
It is also subject to a US court order requiring it to change its marketing practices.
In September, Sony paid $3.2bn ($4.2 billion) for a $3bn ($5.2-billion) US investment in a new film and television production studio in New Zealand.
Sony also agreed to pay $US300m ($400 million) in compensation to the owners of two former US studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.