CNET was among a group of select journalists who sat down with Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai at CES 2014.
The mobile division had an operating loss of $188 million in the last quarter, causing its games division's $160 million profit to go unnoticed.
As part of its push into new businesses, Sony's mobile division teams up with robotics company ZMP to form a new company that will offer drone-based services to business customers.
The company will sell additional shares and hold a bond offering to raise the required funds that it says will be used to help it transform "into a highly profitable enterprise."
The company is redoubling its focus on the PlayStation crowd with the Xperia Z4v, exclusive with Verizon Wireless.
The company had previously said it would lose $1.4 billion in its fiscal year ended March 31, but it has now revised that number down to 126 billion yen.
Light at the end of the financial tunnel? Sony sees a brighter future riding its PlayStation, along with movies, music and components such as image sensors.
More layoffs announced for mobile division, seen by Sony leadership as a key to the company's turnaround efforts.
The cuts would reportedly be in addition to 1,000 jobs Sony already said it would eliminate in smartphone and tablet unit.
By bringing gaming, music and video under the Playstation brand, Sony positions itself to compete with streaming services like Netflix and Google Play.