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.