Four new Microsoft Stores are opening this weekend

Microsoft has had a big year. You know, refreshing almost all their products, going to conferences all over the world, partnering with OEMs for their brand new operating system, and generally preparing what might just be the biggest set of launches in their entire history.

In preparation Microsoft has been opening up new stores all across the US. Reportedly there will be 44 stores by mid 2013. The stores are a good place to get the vibe of the "new Microsoft", see their products and, as you might know, get your hands on the new Surface once it launches. The new tablet and Windows 8 will be available on October 26th after a midnight launch.

As we reported last month, this weekend Microsoft will be opening up four new stores, each with their respective show, which I have to admit is pretty impressive. The new additions on the block are as follows:

  • White Plains, NY on the 28th with Lenny Kravitz leading the proceedings
  • Huntington Station, NY on the 28th, Legend& Taio Cruz and Curtis Martin will be in the building 
  • Salem,NH on the 29th where you can enjoy O.A.R. and Young the Giant
  • Newark, DE also on the 29th with Weezer doing the opening act

If you want to join in the celebrations, you can register on the Microsoft Store Facebook page, and be sure to tweet us pictures of the opening.

Source: Microsoft Store (Facebook) via: WPCentral

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SteveMackinnon said,
I thought Microsoft would be so much faster at opening these stores.
They still don't have a single one outside of the US yet do they?

Nope, I don't think so. Maybe some in the UK, but I wouldn't know.

I've always felt outside when the Zune came out, and I hope Surface will feature international availability. Anything else is silly.

Heck, I would even order it online with an English keyboard layout if I could, even though I live in Denmark.

ffMathy said,

Nope, I don't think so. Maybe some in the UK, but I wouldn't know.

I've always felt outside when the Zune came out, and I hope Surface will feature international availability. Anything else is silly.

Heck, I would even order it online with an English keyboard layout if I could, even though I live in Denmark.

No none in the UK that I'm aware of!
I agree with the whole Zune thing. TBH - if the Surface launch isn't international then it's dead in the water!

ffMathy said,

Nope, I don't think so. Maybe some in the UK, but I wouldn't know.

I've always felt outside when the Zune came out, and I hope Surface will feature international availability. Anything else is silly.

Heck, I would even order it online with an English keyboard layout if I could, even though I live in Denmark.

The Surface isn't like the zune though, it's not actually tied to some backend service like Zune Pass. It didn't make much sense to sell just the Zune player in a market where they couldn't also offer you the full Zune pass experience for some weird licensing reason.

The Surface in the end isn't like that so I expect to see it sold internationally either by MS via their online store or by 3rd party sellers.

SteveMackinnon said,
I thought Microsoft would be so much faster at opening these stores.
They still don't have a single one outside of the US yet do they?

Originally they planned to open lots of them quick but then decided to slow it down and make sure each one is at least doing good. How silly would it be to full the market with 200+ stores in a year and have something like half of them not actually making any profit?

Besides, most of the things sold there you can also get at other shops, it's just any MS specific deals are missed out on.

ffMathy said,

Nope, I don't think so. Maybe some in the UK, but I wouldn't know.

I've always felt outside when the Zune came out, and I hope Surface will feature international availability. Anything else is silly.

Heck, I would even order it online with an English keyboard layout if I could, even though I live in Denmark.


They have a Canadian store coming soon. Located in Yorkdale mall in Toronto.