Microsoft has confirmed that it will close all its branches in the Microsoft Store across the world.
As reported by the source The Verge, the plan is to close all physical stores have been developed in anticipation of a pandemic COVID-19, but the global impact of the virus have accelerated this process. Four premium seats will be saved – new York city (Fifth Avenue), London (Oxford Circus), Sydney (Westfield Sydney), and campus Redmond – they will be converted to “centers of expertise”.
The company reports that as a result of these changes will not layoffs. It is noted that the brand will focus on digital retailing, online sales of Microsoft’s Xbox and Windows cover “up to 1.2 billion monthly buyers in 190 markets.”