Microsoft: No Plans To Sell The Zune HD Outside The US

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Ars Technica reports that Microsoft currently has no plans to sell the Zune HD outside the US.

Snarkier readers may wonder if Microsoft currently has any plans to sell the Zune HD inside the US, after Apple’s recent iPod introductions and price cuts.

“For the time, being the Zune HD device will remain US only,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. “Right now we are focused on deploying an exciting service in the form of Zune Video to 18 markets. We are looking at potential future hardware experiences for these markets, but do not have anything to announce right now.”

The Zune HD is expected to launch next week priced at $220 for the 16GB model and $290 for a 32GB model.

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  1. msbpodcast says:

    Zune, proof that Microsoft just doesn’t get it.

    Look for M$ to get tired and toss in that towel too by next June, (as profits get strained through the sieve of reporting stagnant stock figures to mega stock holding outfits like hedge funds, retirement funds, mutual funds and other major stock holders, [who themselves now have to unload from health insurance and HMO outfits. {the current health care debacle is going to lead some major “Chicken Little” running around as the holders of the stocks start quietly (at first) dumping them.}])

  2. Sade says:

    WTF is wrong with them? I don’t care if your microsoft or sony, right now nobody can go against Ipod/Apple right now in the mp3 world.
    Throw in the towel people

  3. Sade says:

    Throw in the towel MS, I don’t care if your Sony or MS, you can’t go against Apple/Ipod leave the mp3 player to apple, they do it well, and the product is fantastic. Sorry fellas

  4. I live in the UK but regardless of this, The MS announcement only needs a one word respone:


    No, Wait, two words:

    Major Fail

  5. SteveINtheUKok says:

    And they are too busy smashing up employees iPhones to care!

  6. Shooter says:

    You guys are seriously drinking SJ’s Cool-Aid. I live outside the US, but I do understand that a tiered roll-out of a new product is a smart business decision. Where was the iPhone launched first? I say be patient and watch the momentum the Zune HD creates and more importantly the Zune platform. And yes all the great price cuts on the touch…..what a joke. This was the fall-back plan because Apple couldn’t get the video properly integrated. Sorry, I forgot, the touch is a gaming platform. Let me go buy some 99 cent games.

    The way I see it, Apple just opened up the door to MS with a lackluster 9/9/9 event and they are starting to lose the sympathy vote. It’s just a matter of time…..

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