Sony celebrates 40th anniversary of Walkman launch


On July 1 of this year, the Japanese company Sony celebrated the 40th anniversary of the launch of Walkman, the first portable music player in history, a device that changed the way people listened to music, after all it was the first time it was possible to have A portable music listening device, allowing you to listen to music anywhere, just insert your K7 tape and you're done, fun guaranteed.

The device gained the shelves of the world in various versions, with the advancement of technology vinyl gave way to cd, and so came the Discman. At first the market expectation for the Walkman launch was not very good, there was a fear that it would be a tremendous failure, but it was the opposite of that, the product became a success, selling over 400 million units to date in worldwide, and leaving the company as a leader in this industry for many years.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first model launched back in 1979, the TPS-L2 Sony opened an exhibition in Tokyo's bustling Ginza district.

The exhibition entitled Walkman in the park will be divided into two parts in space, a call “My story, my walkman” where 40 celebrities will share episodes of the life in which the device was present, and another call Walkman wall where 230 released versions will be on display.