Microsoft today announced that Sydney has been chosen as the home for the first Microsoft flagship store outside of North America. The store will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall. Just like in Microsoft Stores in the North America, this first store in Australia will provide an opportunity to experience the best of Microsoft products like Windows PCs, Surface devices, Windows Phones, Xbox One, Office and more in an innovative and vibrant setting.
It will embody the world class innovation that you have come to expect from Microsoft and be a space where consumers – from teens who love gaming to parents who want to ensure their families are safe online, to small business owners looking for guidance – can visit and learn how to make the most of their technology, so they can make the most of every moment.
We are also committed to being part of the fabric of the local community in which we’ll operate. We will regularly donate volunteer hours, host community events, offer training workshops, support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and build deeper relationships with our customers, one person at a time. The space will be as much a place for engaging experiences as it is a retail store. It will complement our excellent retail partner network and be a natural extension of our existing online store.
Microsoft currently has more than 110 physical stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, 17 store-in-store locations in China, online stores in 189 countries, and we’re thrilled to add a flagship store in Australia to that list.