|Originally posted by ADGrant
Minidisc failed in the market. The fact that another format failed also does not change that fact..
Minidisc has sold 80-90 million units worldwide since introduction. It didn't fail. It was quite successful before the flash memory/HDD devices came along.
People are way too quick to label anything that isn't a huge success, as a failure.
They also fail to look at geographic differences. MD has sold 80-90 million units worldwide since its introduction in 1992. That makes it about 33% as successful as A/V DVD (MD wasn't a computer format). But many times more successful than LaserDisc.
You tell me the time it will take after introduction for HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, or a compromise format to reach 80 million unit A/V sales worldwide.