Zune Sales Plummeting

Is mp3 gizmo doomed?
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2009 11:05 AM CST
New models of Microsoft Corp.'s Zune portable media players that were announced Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 are shown at at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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(Newser) – Is the Zune on its last legs? Buried in Microsoft’s terrible earnings report yesterday was news that revenue from the MP3 player plummeted $100 million compared to last year, or 54%, “reflecting a decrease in device sales.” Microsoft can’t just blame the economy, either; sales of rival iPod are still rising. The release states that Microsoft will continue making “significant investments” in the Zune, notes Podcasting News. But for how long?