Microsoft revealed its plans to open 75 new Microsoft Stores in the next three years.
Microsoft’s Kevin Turner, chief operating officer, revealed the company’s plans during a keynote address to 12,000 partners at the company’s 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles. Turner showed off a map of the new stores dotted across the United States. Microsoft currently has 11 stores open in the United States. The software giant held a grand opening ceremony for its eleventh Microsoft Store recently. The store, located in the Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles, California, was opened by Turner. Microsoft presented more than $1 million in software grants to local organizations as part of the grand opening ceremony last month.
Microsoft is now safely into the double digits for its range of stores. The company is also 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 222 stores in the United States alone, and 287 total stores worldwide, including 27 in the UK and 14 in Canada.