Microsoft has retail outlets dotted all over North America, but so far hasn't done an Apple and scattered stores across the globe. But that's about to change, with an official Microsoft Store set to open in Sydney by the end of 2015.
Microsoft announced the plans in a blog post this morning. The store will be located in Sydney's Pitt St Mall, and take up around 6000 square feet. As well as flogging Surfaces, Windows Phones and accessories, it will include an "Answer Desk" dealing with support issues. There's no announced release date, but we're told it will be before Christmas.
Microsoft has 110 stores in the USA and Canada, and 17 outlets within other retailers in China, but this is its first opening of a standalone store outside North America.
All eyes on Australia: First Microsoft flagship store in Asia Pacific lands in Sydney [Microsoft Australia Blog Post]