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One reason the Zune will fail

Discussion in 'iPod' started by asxtb, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    I mentioned this is another thread but...
    From the Daily Yomiuri:
    Sorry no internet link. I couldn't find one. But I posted a picture of the article from the paper. (And no it is not photoshopped. No reason to, plus I don't know how to use photoshop.)

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  2. macrumors G3


    Where is that blurry news clipping, on the floor of an elevator? I won't believe it's true if not.
  3. macrumors 6502

    It's on my bed. Sorry it's blurry, I only have my phone to take a picture with. :eek:
  4. macrumors 6502


    Why should the Zune fail if it doesn't go on sale in Japan?

    That doesn't make sense to me.
    Maybe MS want to test the market in the US before jumping into Japan.

    If people in Japan really want the zune, they'll order one online.

    Otherwise they'll just have to suck it up and buy an iPod.
  5. macrumors 6502

    I guess it doesn't necessarily mean it will fail. But it is a lot better reason than 'It is brown.'
  6. macrumors 6502


    LOL, actually I think the 'brown' factor is more likely to be a problem than not selling in Japan
  7. macrumors 68000


    I heard another reason the Zune will fail is that it infects your songs with DRM even if you own it (ripped it yourself). This is needed because of their wireless sharing capability.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Well, according to your logic, if people really don't want brown, they'll buy another color.

    And I'm saying this is one reason. Not the only reason. Japan is a huge market that Microsoft is not utilizing.
  9. macrumors 68040



    Given how the sharing works that makes sense. How rediculous a requirement is that though? I'm all for very light DRM (if at all), the Windows Media Player approach is extremely prescriptive and pretty much DRMs your own stuff already (I have a friend who got locked out of his own ripped files).
  10. macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    I just have to say whoever dreams up these names for microsoft must be the same 5 yr old who put the finishing touches & colors on XP.
  11. macrumors regular

    I read that the Canadians got a good laugh out of the name, because in the French-Canadian slang it's a term for a persons nether regions... HAHA :D
  12. macrumors 6502a

    The XBox does very poorly in Japan. Are they trying to avoid the same fate?
  13. macrumors 68040


    The Japanese market likes things in small packages. The Zune is pretty big, it's likely it'll go down even worse than in the west there.

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