Choosing your markets

The Windows Store reaches customers in over 200 countries and regions around the world. You can choose the markets in which you'd like to offer your app.

Be sure to consider our guidelines to help you globalize your app.

Note  For a list of the countries and regions in which you can register for a developer account, see Account types, locations, and fees.

Windows Store consumer markets

Apps listed in the Windows Store are directed at customers in markets around the world. The Windows Store identifies markets by countries and regions, and will present market-specific catalogs to the countries and regions listed on this page.

Local laws and restrictions could prevent some apps from being listed in some markets. Also, some markets may require age rating certificates from a specific rating board. See Age ratings and rating boards for more info.

Note   It is your responsibility to meet any local legal requirements, even if those requirements aren't listed here or in the Windows Store Dashboard.

You can choose to list your app in one or more of the following markets. In these markets, the Windows Store accepts payment in the market's local currency.

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

You can additionally choose to list your app in "Rest of World." When you do this, your app will be available to customers in the following markets:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas, The
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo (DRC)
  • Cook Islands
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Curaçao
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Island (Islas Malvinas)
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Holy See (Vatican City)
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Isle of Man
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macao SAR
  • Macedonia, FYRO
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Saba
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Markets that don't accept 18+ apps

When you submit an app, you have to select an appropriate age rating for it. If you're submitting a game, you have the option of selecting an age rating of 18+. If you do, there are some markets that are unavailable to you:

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Taiwan
  • "Rest of World" (see list above)

Markets that support only free apps

As you define the purchase experience for your apps, keep in mind that in these markets only free apps will be listed:

  • French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Isle of Man

 

 

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