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NYC Microsoft Store Coming Next Year?

By - Source: All About Microsoft | B 16 comments

Is Microsoft heading for the Big Apple?

There are not a lot of Microsoft stores in the country. In fact, there are only seven in total. These are located in Scottsdale, Mission Viejo, Lone Tree, San Diego, Oak Brook, Bloomington and Bellevue.

When Microsoft opened its first brick and mortar retail store in Scottsdale, many were surprised the company didn't choose a bigger city for its first location. Still, if recent rumors prove to be true, it seems Microsoft may soon add a New York City Microsoft store to its list of locations.

Mary Jo Foley over at All About Microsoft cites a source in reporting that, with every location, Microsoft has tried to locate its shop near the local Apple store. Foley's source went on to say that Microsoft is planning about six more stores for 2011 and one of them is going to be in New York. Apple currently has four stores in Manhattan, one each in SoHo, 14th St, Upper West Side, and, of course, the famous 24-hour location on Fifth Ave.

Also rumored to be on the 2011 schedule are Orlando and Houston Microsoft stores.

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    dogman_1234 , December 10, 2010 1:42 AM
    ...Lord have mercy on our souls.
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    gamebrigada , December 10, 2010 2:27 AM
    God put one in Seattle, your home damn city!!!
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    compfreak93 , December 10, 2010 2:49 AM
    When are they going to put one in the Bay Area?
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    sudeshc , December 10, 2010 4:10 AM
    I wish they think about other countries as well and open one in India.
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    Benihana , December 10, 2010 5:35 AM
    They'll probably have a nerd bar or something, and have a dork platoon that goes to your house in suspenders and scion xB's.
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    dEAne , December 10, 2010 7:52 AM
    They should also try other countries as well.
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    miloo , December 10, 2010 7:58 AM
    lol i went in to a microsoft store before
    seems like they try to copy apple store

    and they are selling shit in there, mainly xbox 360 and their own OS
    nothing more ~ i dont see why they need to open a retail store ~

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    phosun3000 , December 10, 2010 10:41 AM
    They should one up applea and hire strippers to greet you because that's the only way I'm going into one.
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    jgutz2006 , December 10, 2010 11:51 AM
    its been here a while but the one in the Mall of America is directly across from the apple store and on these holiday weekends the place is a ZOO, while the apple store is moderately filled at most, i wanted to take a picture showing the volume of people in each. Apple has huge tables filled with a single item, like an ipad whereas Microsoft has laptops from every vendor under the sun, Surface tables so it is FAR more interesting than the clean, minimalistic look of the apple store
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    r_pad , December 10, 2010 2:03 PM
    miloolol i went in to a microsoft store beforeseems like they try to copy apple storeand they are selling shit in there, mainly xbox 360 and their own OSnothing more ~ i dont see why they need to open a retail store ~


    Haven't been to one, but this is what i would imagine.

    Kinda useless. Apple hardly has snything in it's store but can offer more than microsoft. *more junk*
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    lp231 , December 10, 2010 2:30 PM
    What needs to be at the MS store besides Xbox 360 and OS

    Hardwares like mouse, keyboards, etc
    Some head wear, key chains, apparel.
    Lunch boxes, reference books, car freshner.
    And most importantly Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer action figures!

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    restatement3dofted , December 10, 2010 3:15 PM
    gamebrigadaGod put one in Seattle, your home damn city!!!


    Read the article, Jesus. Bellevue is less than two miles from Seattle, and is closer to Redmond (where Microsoft's headquarters are actually located) than Seattle is.

    And on the topic of Microsoft stores themselves, I went into the Bellevue location the other day, and wasn't too thrilled. Aesthetically, it's quite nice - wood finishes, fairly minimalist design - but it really does mimic the Apple retail store design. Given that they are about three storefronts away from each other in the mall, I can't help but giggle a little bit about that.
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    dark_lord69 , December 10, 2010 7:17 PM
    I've heard there is one in the Mall of America which I drive by everyday on my way home. I haven't seen or been in the store cause it doesn't sound amazing in anyway. Plus I haven't been in there in months, I don't care to shop at the Mall of America.

    One time I went there just to pickup a players guide for a game and I was on the 3rd floor. The store I needed to get to was on the 1st floor on the opposite side of the mall. IT WAS A LONG WALK! Basically if you've got time to burn and shop around it's not too bad but if you need to get something quick that's the last place you want to go.
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    zachary k , December 11, 2010 12:16 AM
    you can't call new york the big apple, i believe apple thats that trademarked as Steve Jobs nickname.
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    jimmysmitty , December 11, 2010 2:49 AM
    miloolol i went in to a microsoft store beforeseems like they try to copy apple storeand they are selling shit in there, mainly xbox 360 and their own OSnothing more ~ i dont see why they need to open a retail store ~


    I actually heard Microsoft was planning to add in computers at one point. Specifically OEM PCs they say are good for the OS and they would format and install Windows on it without any bloatware.

    If they did that it would be pretty awesome.

    They may also have techs there who are good with hardware and software to assist people with problems.

    And unlike a Apple store, you wont have to pay out of the nose to get something there.
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    xerroz , December 12, 2010 4:45 AM
    jimmysmittyI actually heard Microsoft was planning to add in computers at one point. Specifically OEM PCs they say are good for the OS and they would format and install Windows on it without any bloatware.If they did that it would be pretty awesome.They may also have techs there who are good with hardware and software to assist people with problems.And unlike a Apple store, you wont have to pay out of the nose to get something there.

    Sounds like an awesome idea. (selling OEM pcs with no bloatware..having kinects in there isnt that bad either