Sony (Finally) Halting Production Of Betamax Tapes

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One of the first format wars is officially over, and Sony is waving the white flag.

Sony announced through its Japan press center that it will cease production of Betamax tapes in March 2016 — just 32 years after the Supreme Court ruled Sony could continue production of its Betamax player despite its ability to record copyrighted video.

It is also ceasing production of its Micro MV cassettes.

Sony first introduced the Betamax player in 1975.

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