Currently Microsoft hold it’s retail store line mainly in the US and Canada. At the moment the software giant hold no more then 66 Microsoft retail stores currently operational across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and their number is expected to increase next year as Microsoft will be further expanding.
According to Financial Times, North America seems to be the target set by Microsoft for their retail stores expansion next year. The latest rumors state that Microsoft has also taken steps and talks are underway for their launch of retail stores in Europe – UK. The sources state that at the current time, the UK is the only country of interest for Microsoft, though a furter examination will tell them if it’s worth expanding in other European countries.
At the moment, Microsoft will carefully assess the performance of its US retail stores. If it is satisfactory, then an expansion on European soil will be carefully considered and applied.