New Microsoft Store opening in Houston during Summer

By Tom Warren, on 26th Apr 11 5:37 pm with 9 Comments

Microsoft Store Houston

Microsoft is planning to open its tenth retail store during the Summer.

The software giant announced the location of a new store on Tuesday and promised a Summer launch. Microsoft’s tenth retail store will be located in the Houston Galleria Mall in Houston, Texas. Following tradition, Apple also has a retail store inside the same mall. Microsoft is expected to announce the launch date for its Atlanta store in the coming days. Microsoft’s ninth retail store will be located in the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. Microsoft is also planning a new store in Los Angeles and is expected to unveil the store next week. WinRumors exclusively revealed the Houston and Los Angeles stores last month.

Microsoft launched its eighth retail store in California recently. Microsoft also launched its seventh retail store just 15 minutes from the company’s headquarters in Bellevue. The software giant also launched its biggest retail store in the Mall of America in November. The store, which is 8,600 total square feet, is directly opposite an Apple store. 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. Microsoft’s Mall of America store saw long queues as customers scrambled for freebies and the recently launched Kinect for Xbox 360.

Microsoft will open a ninth store this year in Seattle. Microsoft is also rumored to be launching stores in New York, Houston 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.

  • http://twitter.com/AsTh11 Alessandro Grua

    I want a store in Milan and London!

  • Anonymous

    Store in Glasgow!!

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Before they go international I think they need to finish expanding to the major U.S. cities. Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

  • Nbb

    Store in Warsaw would be nice.

  • http://twitter.com/kenobeano Keno Butler

    store in jamaica! :D

  • 7jars

    How about the Silicon Valley?

  • Mrr

    Store in Beijing!

  • http://www.appatic.com Avatar X

    I hope that Microsoft don’t desacellerates the pace with the Microsoft stores and does open the 12 they hay expected as the maximum and not just 8 in 2011. That way it is indeed possible there will be some international Microsoft Stores. More than likely the first one out of the USA would be London.

  • Ankur Arora

    when in Store India coming up?