The 80GB Zune media player Microsoft Corporation launched Tuesday has sold out across the Web, to the dismay of online shoppers and delight of the world's largest software maker. Amazon was forced to announce that their pre-ordered devices for November 13 shipping would not be sent for 10 more days. Anya Waring, an Amazon spokeswoman, said quite a few Zunes have "definitely shipped and sold" but that Amazon is being given a limited number each week.
While Web retailers have 4 GB and 8 GB versions of the second-generation Zunes in stock, the 80 GB music player is not available on Amazon, Best Buy or Circuit City's Web sites. Microsoft said it prioritized the manufacture of the smaller Zune 4 and Zune 8 devices, and that more of the 80 GB version should be on shelves, physical and virtual, in the next 10 to 14 days. Whatever the reason for the lack of stock, for rumours will tell you Microsoft is in fact having manufacturing troubles, it is still quite amazing that the product managed to sell out in just a few days.
News source: MSNBC