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    Compact Disc primary image
    Format: Compact Disc
    Acronym: CD
    Commercial launch date: 1982
    Last manufactured date: format still in use

    INFORMATION:

    17/08/1982 the first Compact Discs were released to the public in Germany.
    01/10/1982 in Japan Sony launches its first CD player (CDP-101).
    02/03/1983 CD players and 16 titles are first released in the USA.

    FORMATS BASED ON THIS PRIMARY FORMAT:

    CD single (3")
    CD single (5")
    CD single (shaped)
    Hybrid CD/Vinyl single (5")
    CD


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