Rumors about the company’s departure from the country spread in social networks, but it rejected them.
Prices in the Russian online store Microsoft Store, which sells games and applications for Windows and Xbox, will be converted from rubles to dollars. The transition started on November 5th and is not completed yet.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Due to the development of the Microsoft Store business practices, all prices will be displayed in US dollars. Users in Russia can also visit our partner retailers to purchase Microsoft products for rubles. This decision was dictated by the need to develop a business approach.[/perfectpullquote] [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]After conducting a technical and operational analysis, Microsoft decided to redirect sales to retail partners. We will remain committed to our users in Russia and will continue to work in this country.[/perfectpullquote]
Thus, Microsoft has rejected the rumors about leaving the Russian market. Talk about it became more frequent after the publication in “VKontakte” and some business decisions of the company. In 2018, Microsoft reduced sales in Russia, preferring to sell products at retail. For example, you cannot purchase Office 365 or Windows 10 office applications through an online store.