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Long favoured mixtape format no more

It's sad but true, following in the foot steps of last Novemeber's cassette walkman axe, Sony have announced that from March 2013 they will no longer be manufacturing and shipping their classic MiniDisc players and stereo systems.

With more than 20 years production behind the MiniDisc it will now be added to the long list of obsolete formats. Sony had previously tried to revive the format back in 2004 with Hi-MD which could hold up to 1GB worth of tracks but by that point the mp3 players had already taken over the market.

The silver lining is that Sony have said that they will continue to produce the discs themselves and repair any broken MiniDisc systems.