Windows 8 Store expands to include 33 new markets

Windows 8 users will be aware that the Windows Store is a great place to browse for and download apps for Windows 8. While some apps a free apss, there are even paid apps, ranging from $0.99 to even $999. Microsoft will initially take a 30% cut of sales, but when the amount exceeds $25,000 in sales, this figure goes down to 20%.

The Windows Store supports app submissions from developers with dedicated app catalogs in France, Germany, India, Japan, and the U.S, but with the next significant preview release of the Windows Store service, it will add 33 app submission locales for developers, bringing the total to 38 countries.

The new countries being included are:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom.

In addition we will expand the localization coverage of the pre-release developer portal as well, adding 7 new languages. When we release the next update to the Store service, you’ll be able to submit Metro style pre-release apps in any of 109 languages, as long as the app also includes a version in one of 12 app certification languages (an increase of 7 languages from the Consumer Preview), says Microsoft.

Go here to have a look at the annual registration fee required to register  your Windows Store developer account for a year.

Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. India was included in the first lot itself. 😀

  2. LOL.. sorry my bad 😛 .. how can I forget that I had experienced the NDTV Windows 8 metro app downloaded from Windows Store today.. 😐

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