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Japan will stop making VCRs this month

Last company in Japan to produce VCRs will give it up this month.

@seanridgeley
Published Wed, Jul 20 2016 1:31 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

The home video format that started them all is on its very last legs, at least in Japan: Funai Electric Company is the last Japanese manufacturer to produce VCRs, and as of this month, it will cease making them.

Japan will stop making VCRs this month | TweakTown.com

The company cites an unsurprisingly declining market for the devices as well as the difficulty in obtaining parts as the reasons for the decision. Funai's VCRs were made in Chinese factories and sold under the Sanyo name as well as others in North America.

Last year, the company reported 750,000 unit sales.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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