If you guys thought that Floppy Disks were already extinct Hold your breath – Sony managed to sell 12 million 3.5 inch floppy disks in Japan last year. Yes, thats 12 Million! Seriously, I wonder why people purchase a floppy disk in this age and time? Well even with such an impressive sales figure, the days of 3.5 inch floppy disks are numbered.
Sony today announced that it will stop the production of 3.5 inch floppy disks by March 2011. Sony is one of the major manufacturers of the oldest data storage medium the floppy disk – which started its journey in 1981. Sony had already stopped the production of floppy disk drives all over the world, except for Japan. Now, by March 2011, the company will cease the production of floppy disks in Japan as well. This will effectively be the end of the road for floppy disks.