Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Sony has announced it is to deliver its last MiniDisc stereo next month. It marks an end to the firm's support for the system which it launched in 1992. The format only ever had limited success outside of Japan and was ultimately doomed by the rise of recordable CDs and MP3 players." My format of choice for personal audio up until a few years ago, when the rest of the world had already long moved on to MP3. Nothing beats the satisfying sound of closing a portable MiniDisc player/recorder with a disc in it.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:57 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I preferred the closing sound of a Walkman. Until last year I put some music on cassette to play in a Walkman, finding out how totally inconvenient this was.

IIRC Sony recently also halted production of 3.5" floppies, the Walkman, Playstation 2 and who else knows what more.

I guess we should be happy it lasted this long.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by kwan_e on Mon 4th Feb 2013 13:09 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

IIRC Sony recently also halted ... who else knows what more.


They halted making security on the Playstation Network for a while.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 4th Feb 2013 16:12 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2008-06-02

IIRC Sony recently also halted production of 3.5" floppies, the Walkman, Playstation 2 and who else knows what more.

I guess we should be happy it lasted this long.


They probably reallocated those resource to the critical PS3 stride-hitting division:

http://insertcredit.com/2011/06/20/the-playstation-3-is-hitting-all...

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