the most successful propriety audio system
Originally Posted by RnB180
I actually consider mini disc a failure
anyhow, sony didnt creat dvd and cd, it was a joint venture amongst several ce companies. Sony however is the head of Blu Ray, only to be supported by other companies. This is because they refused to decide on a unified format, so Sony basically gave the finger to everyone on HD DVD and created another format. I suppose if BD hits big they cash in big time.
They saw dollar signs and want their own proprietary format as the standard.
minidisk was and continues to be the most sold portable dap until this day outside of the apple ipod. no company, iriver, rio, creative etc etc has outsold sony's minidisc based players in their variants. for the large markets, only north america and maybe australia never really got on the boat, otherwise, it was a mad success. i know very few people from sweden and even england who have not either had one in the home or owned one personally.
it may be declining now and has been for 3 years or so even in its strongest supporting countries, but it is and was a smash success. but, that is not to say that it never made it anywhere in your country.