Zune Christmas Miracle?
With the Christmas sales still being tallied, it will be a time before we know how well this year's Zune sold. While many of us are still rooting for the Zune, there are some factors working against it including less interest in pure players, Apple's continued dominance of this segment, and overall slowing of the economy. On the flip side though, let's not forget that the Zune lineup, particularly it's flash offerings continue to offer good value, and overall the Zunes were the strongest players put out by Microsoft yet.
One hint that the Zune may have a had a strong showing comes from Google. You see, all those Google searches get tabulated and analyzed. It turns out that this past Christmas morn, search terms with the word Zune in them, including Zune.net and Zune.net/setup had an unusual spike, and even broke into the top 20 search terms, which apparently they are regularly not even in the top 100.
So, does this mean the Zune sold well, or just that lots of folks had trouble setting it up and sought assistance online? Too early to say, but intriguing nonetheless! I'm hoping the final sales numbers are as good as these search results might suggest...