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Sony Discman D-50

The first portable CD player affordable to the masses, the Discman D-50 (or D-5 in the US), was released by Sony in November 1984 for a price of 49,800 JPY (just over $200). If instead of buying the Discman D-50 on launch day, you had invested in Sony stock, your shares would be worth an estimated $1,420 today (or $1,280 after fees).
Release Date1 November 1984
Release Price$203.21
Company (ticker)Sony (NYSE: SNE)
Share Price (as of)USD 39.20 (31 August 2017)
Est. Value (with fees)$1,420 ($1,280)
Est. Return6.99x price, 6.1% IRR
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