Summary Box: Sony stops making cassette Walkman

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Posted: Oct 25, 2010 3:12 PM

ANACHRONISTIC TECHNOLOGY: Sony will no longer produce its cassette tape Walkman in Japan as demand for the device dwindles in the era of digital technology.

DEMAND LIVES ON: The company will continue to make the cassette Walkman in China for users abroad, including the U.S., Europe and some Asian countries.

REVOLUTIONARY IN HEYDAY: Sony has sold 220 million cassette Walkman players globally since the product's launch in July 1979 popularized music on the go.