Sony Stops Making The MiniDisc

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Sony Corporation has stopped making the MiniDisc after 21 years of production.  The small CD cassettes were seen as a big deal when they launched in 1992 because of high capacity, durability, and small size.  It also had the ability to be recorded just like a tape cassette.  The MiniDisc never really took off outside of Japan where 5 million players sold in 1997.  In July 2011, Sony announced that they would no longer ship portable MiniDisc players.  The last MiniDiscs will be shipped in March 2013.