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Windows 8's store adds 7,000 apps in two weeks, nearly 18,000 out of the 20,000 in the store are free

The Windows Store in Windows 8 has passed 20,000 apps, nearly 18,000 of them are free.

Published Fri, Nov 23 2012 1:32 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:26 PM CST

It has nearly been a month since Windows 8 has launched, so just how is Microsoft's Windows Store faring? Well, they've seen 2,000 more apps added to the store, bringing the total to over 20,000 apps.

Windows 8's store adds 7,000 apps in two weeks, nearly 18,000 out of the 20,000 in the store are free |

Better yet, nearly 18,000 of those apps are actually free - an impressive feat. But, are all of those apps worthwhile? That's the real question. Win App Update keeps tracks of the totals, posting on Twitter that the milestone was probably passed on Tuesday. Not all of the apps are available in all regions and languages, with your particular market sporting much less than that 20,000 apps market.

Out of the 20,000 apps, Win App Update says that almost 18,000 of those are free. Breaking them down into locations, the US has nearly 13,000, Canada has almost 14,000 and the UK sits pretty with just 11,000.

The Windows 8 store should pass the 30,000 mark by the end of the year - without a problem, I'm guessing we'll see somewhere in between 30,000-40,000 in that time.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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