R.I.P. Sony Cassette Walkman

According to CrunchGear via IT Media, Sony has already ceased producing it’s 30 years old cassette Walkman (1979~2010) half a year ago.

This is surely a shocking news. Shocking, not because I didn’t see this coming. Rather, I didn’t realize that they were really having new models for the cassette lines until recent months! 200 Million units were sold over 30 years of life (almost near my age), by itself it’s an amazing number, although compared with Apple, iPod sales achieved the same 200 Million mark after 8 years (2002~2009), almost 4 times faster than Sony.

Well, I know this is not fair. The iPod figure includes classic, shuffle, touch and nano, and the Sony figure excludes any Discman, MD and MP3 Walkman, which are very much still alive these days in some parts of the world, and of course the name “Walkman” itself is still a very important sub-brand for all the Sony Ericsson phone which play music anyway.

I can’t really recall how many Walkmans (cassette or MD) I have ever had. All I could remember is that the “DC2” was the one who helped me big time to get through my studies in my high school years. Thanks and goodbye! Hey, what were your Walkman models you have used? (or for those who pretend to be younger, you might wanna ask: “What really is a cassette Walkman… …”)

Sony Walkman DC2

One thought on “R.I.P. Sony Cassette Walkman”

  1. 唔…我都有問最尾果條問題。
    朋輩中,我係唯一擁有discman既人!大部分人第一部曉播音樂既機器都係MP3/手提。至於, cassette Walkman……我未見過實物。

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