Zune Gaming?

In a move that surprises absolutely no one, XBox European chief, Chris Lewis, has let slip that they’re considering releasing game content for the Zune. The Zune is Microsoft’s new multimedia device, launched last month, that is designed to compete with Apple’s iPod. Using this new handheld, you can connect to your XBox 360 to stream music, video and pictures, or connect to other Zune users to sample music … and now, maybe, play games. In an interview with Total Video Games, Lewis had the following to say:

“Looking ahead, the vision for connected entertainment provides a number of consumer scenarios and with our heritage in Xbox and Games For Windows, gaming is certainly something we’re considering for the device.”

This would have to be considered a value add for Microsoft, and would hopefully boost sales. According to Gamasutra, the Zune has dropped significantly in the sales charts, going from a 9% share last month to 1.9% this month. Microsoft had better do something soon or the Zune is going to go the way of the Virtual Boy.