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.