Microsoft’s biggest retail store opens in view of Apple

By Tom Warren, on 6th Nov 10 6:09 pm with Comments Off

Microsoft opened its biggest store yet today in the Mall of America.

The store, which is 8,600 total square feet, is directly opposite an Apple store. The new store is the sixth official store location. The store opens as Microsoft’s Kinect accessory went on-sale across the United States earlier this week.

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Microsoft will be launching a new store in Bellevue, 15 minutes from Microsoft’s headquarters, on November 18. Microsoft also has the two stores located in Scottsdale, Arizona and Mission Viejo, California, and a third store in Park Meadows Mall – Lone Tree, Colorado. Microsoft also has stores in San Diego and the recently opened Oakbrook store.

The new Mall of America store saw much excitement and long queues during the day ahead of its opening earlier. Microsoft opened the store alongside the Bloomington Mayor.

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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.