GameStop to Drop "DoorStop", er Zune

GameStop to Drop "DoorStop", er Zune

It's no secret that Zune sales are a fraction of those of the iPod, and apparently GameStop has seen enough. In its earnings call on Thursday, GameStop indicated it has exited the Zune marketplace.

The move is unlikely to affect GameStop, whose sales come almost completely from video games but it puts up another hurdle in Microsoft's attempt to grow Zune sales.

"We have decided to exit the Zune category because it just did not have the appeal we had anticipated," said a GameStop spokesperson. "It (also) did not fit with our product mix." GameStop made the decision about a month ago. GameStop said it will sell Zune players online until it clears out its inventory.

GameStop has hundreds of stores across the country and losing that distribution channel could hurt Zune sales.


Despite the product mix comment, it's likely the decider was demand, not mix.
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 Microsoft fix Vista, forgot about other projects til you can get one right! Good move on Gamespot's part.

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 I have to say, I have the Zune 80GB since X-mas and love it.  Not sure why it's not catching on aside from the lame name.  Product wise, I have no regrets picking it over the iPod.

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This si a pic from engadget it hilarious I had to psot.

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Ipod is wolven within culture and that accounts for the sales. Zune could compete if microsoft would learn to advertise better. I like the other guy prefer zune over Ipod. Most have never even heard of a zune.

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 Now affectionately known as "the other guy"...Cool

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I was just at GameStop yesterday and noticed the Zune thing!  It was right next to the Wii and the music was kinda loud and overpowering Mario Kart.  I'm not sure who would buy any MP3 player at GameStop, so it is a smart move. 

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