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MDs were popular as a music format ive never seen them as a PC format, but MD players were very popular in Europe and Asia and sales of blank MD media were impressive.
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never heard of MD players
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They were a weird phenomenon, here they were like ipods long before there was any ipods everyone had an MD player it was the hip thing they were everywhere and the disks for them were easy to get(usually you bought blank then put CDs on them via the cd player or PC) but whenever i went to the US they werent popular at all which was weird so it must have been the same there, mind you thats not all to uncommon it seems in our little corner of the world there are alot of technophilles who go for all the latest gadgets.

MDs themselves if marketted better could still today be a common player form because the later generations had storage to rival the smaller mp3 players and size wise they were pretty small with better battery life. But sony has the worst marketting department around they seeemed to peak around when the ps1 was released then stoped bothering after that.
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But sony has the worst marketting department around they seeemed to peak around when the ps1 was released then stoped bothering after that.

i think that's their biggest problem....they can't multitask....they only concentrate on one product at a time...you get this GIANT marketting movement for one device or technology...but they ignore the rest of the stuff they make....or you see a year or two worth of serious marketing for something...then you don't see anything about it again once they make something new.....all the other companies are able to market everything all at the same time...i think it's because the other companies understand the importance of branching out their parent company...like MS...they've got the os group, the office group, the other apps group, the xbox group....and they all do their own marketing...that's why you can't turn around w ithout seeing an add for some form of MS product....they broke up into divisions and marketed their own products within those divisions.....sony tries to do it all from one boat...and it doesn't work
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