Microsoft revealed the Windows Store now has 120,000 apps, accessible in 191 countries. Windows Phone Program Manager Joe Belfiore says that out of the 50 top smartphone apps, 46 are now on the Windows Phone.
Windows Store is still behind both Android and iOS platforms which each have more than 700,000 apps available. Microsoft is doubling its language support to 50 languages, and will include country localizations for apps, he added.
The iOS and Android publisher Gameloft also announced plans to bring 12 of its most popular games to the platform, including Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour and Asphalt 7: Heat. “Gameloft is thrilled to be able to take advantage of the integrated Xbox gaming service on Windows Phone 8,” said Gameloft’s Baudouin Corman in a statement. “As smartphones continue to gain ground as one of the most widely adopted gaming devices, we see this as a great opportunity for us to optimise our titles for Windows Phone 8 users to enjoy with the platform’s new features.”