Microsoft (nearly) reaches 1 million Zunes sold

Robbie Bach, President of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division reveals that they will reach 1 million Zune MP3 player sales by the end of June.

Photo of Microsoft Zune MP3 player.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Microsoft's Robbie Bach revealed that by the end of the fiscal year in June, they will have reached just over 1 million Zunes sold. The figure meets the sales goals Microsoft predicted at the product's launch last year. Bach was quick to admit that the 1 million mark isn't gangbusters when compared against Apple's recent announcement of 100 million iPods sold. Still, Bach assures that Microsoft's current 10% share of the hard-drive MP3 player market is still a "good start" and that they will continue to invest in the Zune. Bach dodged questions about a rumored Zune phone and wouldn't reveal much about the new Zune rollout scheduled for the fall, except to say that they will "expand" on the "social aspects of connecting people together". Some might say the cat's already out of the bag on the Zune's future, but I'm betting Microsoft may still have a few tricks up its sleeve before fall.

[Editor's note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version.]

(via SFGate)

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