Monday, July 11, 2011

MiniDisc Walkman, RIP

Register Hardware reports: [edited]

The MD Walkman was launched in Japan in 1992, and that's one of the few places where you can still buy a player outside of eBay. But not enough folk are doing so, and Sony is knocking MiniDIsc Walkman production on the head.

MiniDisc was one of a number of formats launched to supersede the compact cassette, DAT and DCC among them. Only MiniDisc prospered as an audio format. DCC died almost immediately and DAT found a home as a data back-up medium.

MiniDisc was a hit as a recording medium, and Sony will continue to make both discs and MD-compatible hi-fi kit.

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