Microsoft announced that the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace will be accessed in 180 countries. That’s quite a jump from just 63 markets served today! With a three times bigger market Microsoft expects a bigger sale, bigger profit, as well as a bigger reach for developers.
“Windows Phone 8 brings in-app purchase capability, providing an important new way to profit from your apps. In addition to what you earn from advertising or app sales, you can also now sell virtual goods and services within the app.” Microsoft also thanked the community for reaching the 100,000 apps milestone. Although that’s nowhere close to the 650,000 apps Apple has in its App Store, it is still a significant number that is quite impressive.
Here’s the full list of countries from where consumers will be able to browse and download Windows Phone 8 apps: