Well, That's One Way To Try And Boost Zune Sales
from the hot-man-love dept
With Microsoft hard at work trying to spin low Zune sales into a positive story, it really seems to be struggling to find ways to boost sales. It's trying -- rather poorly-- to market its way to success, but with an uncompelling product, that strategy perhaps isn't the best one. So it looks like the company's taking a new approach: load Zunes up with porn. A woman in the Chicago area says the Zune she bought her 12-year-old daughter for Christmas from Wal-Mart was full of smut, and as Wired says, specifically a "homosexual orgy they had videotaped for an hour and 44 minutes". It's a bit odd that even though the woman was so offended, she managed to sit all the way through it to gather such a precise measurement, but we digress. It sounds like the Zune had been returned to Wal-Mart and resold; a store manager, however, blames Microsoft. Some Chinese mobile-phone sellers use porn to try and boost sales by showing customers video clips to demonstrate handsets' video-playback functionality, then throw them in for free and load them on the device if the customer purchases it. Perhaps Microsoft could use a similar approach with the Zune.