Microsoft Shutting Down Zune Marketplace For A Day Starting Tonight

If you have been looking to free your mind of daily troubles and drift away into Xbox LIVE land, you should probably do it soon. Microsoft is sending out announcements ahead of time in order to let its loyal fanbase know that all Zune Marketplace services will be down for around a day or so, starting this evening.

Your existing video library will remain available, but for 24 hours starting at 10PM (PT) tonight, you won't be able to buy new content, play games, download certain updates, etc. So don't flip out when things go down, okay? This is supposed to happen. Just go ahead and pound that into your head (though it won't make living without your precious Zune Marketplace for a full day any easier).

As part of our continued efforts to improve the Zune Marketplace service on Xbox LIVE, Zune Marketplace will be undergoing scheduled maintenance for up to 24 hours, starting 10:00 P.M. (PT) on January 25, 2010. During that time, you will be unable to rent or purchase video content.

Your existing video library will continue to be available.
We apologize for this temporary inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

The Xbox LIVE Team