Microsoft revealed its latest retail store location on Thursday.
The next retail store will open in Westfield Valley Fair, Santa Clara California in fall. Microsoft’s latest store plans for Santa Clara see them set up shop close to Apple once again. Apple has a store in Valley Fair too, which originally opened in November 2001. Microsoft will open its new store in Santa Clara, California by the end of the year, the fifth store to open in California. Microsoft’s Kevin Turner, chief operating officer, revealed recently that the company plans to expand its stores across the United States within the next few years. Turner showed off a map of the new stores dotted across the United States. Microsoft currently has 11 stores open in the United States.
Microsoft’s new 75 stores appear to be spread across the east and west coast of the United States. The company is rumored to be launching stores in New York and Orlando later this year too. The Microsoft Stores offer all of the Microsoft products found through online retailers and inside major retail chains, including keyboards and mice, Windows 7, Xbox 360 and many more products. Apple currently has 237 stores in the United States alone, and 329 total stores worldwide, including 30 in the UK and 19 in Canada.
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