MiniDisc players only enjoyed a brief period of popularity; they were pretty much wiped out by MP3 players. The device was launched in Japan in 1992, but it didn't catch on in the UK until later in the decade. By that time Apple was already prepping the iPod, which made gadgets like the MiniDisc player seem ancient in technology terms. The lack of pre-recorded albums available when the MiniDisc player launched also hampered its success, as did recordable CDs, which were cheaper than blank MiniDiscs.
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