What's Most Surprising About Sony Killing the MiniDisc Walkman Is That They Were Still Making Them

Can you believe that Sony was still selling MiniDiscs, with the Nikkei reporting 22 million players were sold up to March 2011? If you want one brand new, you better get in quick though—as of September, it's deeeead.

This comes years after everyone picked up an iPod or other MP3 player and forgot all about Sony's optical format, first launched in 1992. Sad news for what was a great format back in the day—I remember being bowled over when my friend brought his Sony player to school, but as you should all recall, it was crippled by limited album releases and in typical style, exorbitant prices. [The Nikkei via CrunchGear]

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