Microsoft confirmed the prediction from last month that they will have shipped 1 million Zunes to the channel by the end of June. That’s not 1 million Zunes in customers’ hands, of course. More exciting for the beleaguered Zune team were the NPD stats for May that showed the Zune with 11.3 percent of hard disk MP3 player sales at US big box stores. That’s up a bit from April’s 9.2 percent.
In other recent Zune news (most links via Zune News Site), Microsoft finally shipped the watermelon red Zune and the Halo 3 special edition Zune while rumors abound about a new flash memory Zune codenamed Draco due by the holiday shopping season. Last but not least, the young gentleman who had the Zune logo and the Zune rabbit petter tattoed on his shoulders has ”finally drawn the attention of Microsoft itself, which has decided to fly its biggest fan out to Redmond and give him the star treatment.” That should be good for a few percentage points although which way is hard to tell.