3-Inch Floppy Disks Finally Discontinued
Better keep those 3.5 inch floppy disks as souvenirs, as Sony has officially discontinued the production of the said floppy disks in Japan. It’s another end of an era as the floppy disks can now be said to be extinct by next year.
Sony stopped the US production of floppy disks long ago and most markets have already pulled out the presence of floppy disks in their inventories. It’s still pretty amazing to know however that Sony was able to sell around 12 million floppy disks during the last fiscal year.
It’s time to move forward as Sony recounts. Looking back at history, Sony introduced the 3.5-inch floppy disk medium back in 1981. Since the late 90s and early millenium, the floppy disks have already become obsolete with the arrival of memory cards, rewritable CDs and DVDs on the market that have whopping memory space compared to about 1.44MB per floppy disk.
So long floppy disks!