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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RE: sony...
by zima on Mon 11th Feb 2013 23:55 UTC in reply to "sony..."
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Sony simply does a lot, so they obviously also have a rather large number of ~failures. And as for successes - you don't remember them since they become generic, hence naturally not associated exclusively with Sony any more; that's what being a success means for formats.

the 3.5-inch floppy, CD, S/PDIF (what do you think "S" stands for?), Betacam, Video8, miniDV, DVD ...all rather successful (yes, half of them in cooperation with other companies; but so is your list)

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