Microsoft stores in Arizona, California will sell laptops, Zunes, Xbox

Microsoft said it’s planning to open its first two retail stores in Arizona and California this fall. In this regard, Microsoft signed leases at shopping centers in Mission Viejo, Calif. and Scottsdale, Ariz. The Shops at Mission Viejo is already home to an Apple store. The other location, Scottsdale Fashion Square, does not have a competing Apple Inc. shop. […]

Microsoft said it’s planning to open its first two retail stores in Arizona and California this fall. In this regard, Microsoft signed leases at shopping centers in Mission Viejo, Calif. and Scottsdale, Ariz. The Shops at Mission Viejo is already home to an Apple store. The other location, Scottsdale Fashion Square, does not have a competing Apple Inc. shop. Microsoft maker picked those areas because they're "hot markets," with the right demographics, said Kim Stocks, a corporate communications director at the company. She said the stores’ll sell laptops in addition to Microsoft and third-party software, Zunes, and Xbox 360 games and consoles.