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Monday, May 28, 2007

Microsoft sells 1 million Zunes

So there you go. It may be the laughing stock of the Apple-loving blogosphere, but the Zune is apparently not doing all that horribly: Microsoft president Robbie Back claims in a San Francisco Chronicle interview that the company has already sold one million Zune devices:
"We're still about nine months [actually, it's closer to 6 months --Paul] into having Zune in the marketplace. We're very pleased with the progress. We've sold a little over a million Zunes. In the category we're in, the hard-disk-based category, we've got about 10 percent market share. It's a good start. It's not an overwhelming start. I'm not going to pretend it's some gigantic move."
Those with decent memories will recall that Microsoft announced up front that their goal with Zune was to sell one million units by the end of its fiscal year, which happens on June 30, 2007. So with a month to spare, they've done just that. Not too shabby.

Of course, Apple sells several million iPods a quarter, so there's still some ground to make up. But still. Not too shabby.

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