It may sound like it's gasping for its last breath of air, but Microsoft just doesn't want to let an investment go to waste.
According to the company's European Chief Chris Lewis, the Zune could be making its way towards a potential gaming platform. With its built-in ability to interact with the Xbox 360, it really should not be hard to develop games that could have the same interoperability that was announced by Nintendo when referring to the Wii and the DS.
In this instance though, I have a harder time seeing this interoperability working as the DS is structured as a gaming platform independent of the Wii, while the focus of the Zune is currently purely music and eventually video.
While the Xbox 360 has seen tremendous success over the 2006 year, the Zune has seen limited sales. If you have been to any Best Buy, Circuit City or CostCo, you probably have seen with your own eyes that while a cool invention with a larger screen than the iPod's, the Zune ain't gonna be in my hands or yours anytime soon.