I didn't realise they were still making them! The real point to the story here is that particularly in tech -based businesses it is often not the quality of the product which makes it a winner, but the speed of the race for market share - and the route to market. Remember My Face? No? Exactly! Facebook won that race, hands down.
Sony has announced that it will stop selling Betamax video cassettes in March 2016.The firm revealed on its website that it will also stop shipping the Micro MV cassette, used in video cameras. It has not produced a compatible camera for the Micro MV since 2005.Sony launched the format in 1975, a year before JVC's rival the VHS cassette - which eventually became the market leader after a long battle between the two brands and their fans.Although many felt Betamax was the superior format, some cite the longer recording length of VHS tapes and the cheaper manufacturing costs for VHS machines among factors as to why VHS eventually won out.