It was rumored back in March that Best Buy would be hosting several pop-up Samsung stores within its own retail stores. We did see that, a Samsung store within a Best Buy store, the Korean giant did it around the time it was releasing the Galaxy S4. Soon after that we heard that Microsoft was looking over the possibility of opening its Windows Store within Best Buy stores, some 500 of them across the U.S. to be precise. The first such pop-up store opens today in Los Angeles, California.
The first Best Buy outlet to host a Windows Store in itself is the one in West LA, the Windows Store is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. PT. Customers will be able to get product demos, and there’ll be a live DJ, food, drinks and special giveaways to capture customers’ attention. Around 3 p.m. PT, the first 200 customers that receive a Windows 8 device demo in the store will be given a wristband for a chance to meet Clint Mathis and Mauricio Cienfuengos, they’re soccer stars, those customers will also have a change to win two tickets to a LA Galaxy soccer game and a signed soccer ball. Both stars are scheduled to make an appearance from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT. These Windows Stores will feature PCs, tablets, Windows Phone devices, as well as Xbox consoles. Over 100 of them will pop-up in Best Buy and Future Shop retail stores in Canada.