Previous reports that Microsoft has sold over one million Zune music players are incorrect - the company simply claims to be on target to sell its first million by June this year.

The company claims the figure refers to units sold to end users, not to retailers. Microsoft began selling the Zune in mid-November.

In contrast, Apple sold 10.55 million iPods during the three months ended 31 March and analysts suggest the company will sell a similar amount of iPods in its current quarter.