Zune goes down the pan

 A leading US electronics retailer has decided to end sales of Microsoft’s Zune player due to insufficient demand.

US video game retailer GameStop has thus applied yet another slap across the face of Microsoft’s attempt to produce an ‘iPod-killer’. Zune has sold two million units since launch, proving itself an unwanted minnow in the sea of Apple competitors.

"’We have decided to exit the Zune category because it just did not have the appeal we had anticipated,’ said a GameStop spokesperson," Priya Ganapati reports for TheStreet.com.

The retailer has hundreds of stores across the US. Apple has sold 85 million iPods in the same time period, outselling Microsoft by a factor of 42.5 to 1.

Thanks to MacDailyNews for the picture.

 

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