Sales of Microsoft's Zune on Amazon bested by USB iPod charger

Summary:Where's Jeff Foxworthy when you need him?  I can hear him saying now, "You know it's a bad sign when your iPod killer doesn't sell as well as a charger for the iPod.

Where's Jeff Foxworthy when you need him?  I can hear him saying now, "You know it's a bad sign when your iPod killer doesn't sell as well as a charger for the iPod." According to CBS MarketWatch:

Microsoft's new Zune media player, despite heavy marketing, came in only at No. 75 on Amazon's list of 100 best-selling electronics, trailing items such as Apple's $29.99 iPod USB power adapter, at No. 65.

On the bright side (if you're Microsoft), Zune is in the top 100. But that's little consolation for the would-be iPod killer given the product selling in Amazon's #1, #2, and #3 spots (according to MarketWatch):

Apple's 2-gigabyte silver iPod Nano was the retailer's top-selling electronics device Monday, followed by the black 30-gigabyte video iPod and the newly released 1-gigabyte iPod Shuffle in the third spot.

When I last checked Amazon's list, Apple no longer held the top 3 spots. But it held four out of the top 10 and even worse for Microsoft, two of Sandisk's MP3 players were in the top 10. Perhaps Microsoft should acquire Sandisk and rename its MP3 players to "Zune."

See Also: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes - And they said Zune would fail

Topics: Apple

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