Looks like Pioneer is going to stop production of LaserDisc players this spring.
"In 1980, Pioneer introduced its first consumer LD player (VP-1000) in the U.S. market, followed by the Japanese market in 1981 and other markets accordingly," Pioneer said in a statement. "The company has seen worldwide sales of its LD players reach more than 9.5 million units to date in a market that saw worldwide sales top 16.8 million devices."
Read my take on the news here.
I was honestly too young to ever enjoy LaserDiscs, but my parents still have a couple LaserDisc players up in the attic.