IOS Gaming Apps Earned 3.5 Times More Revenue Than Android Gaming Apps in Q4
January 31, 2013 11:55 AM
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Games played a major part in the increased revenue for both parties
Game apps for iOS pummeled Android game apps when it came to revenue for the fourth quarter, but Android is growing quickly.
According to App Annie's Index, iOS games earned 3.5 times the revenue of
in Q4 2012. The iOS App Store increased its overall revenue by 20 percent from Q3 to Q4 2012 while the Google Play store doubled its app revenue in the same time period. However, iOS still raked in more cash.
The top revenue makers for iOS (ordered from 1-10 on the top 10 list) included apps by Electronic Arts (EA), Supercell, Gameloft, GREE, Inc., HungHo Online Entertainment, Zynga, Kabam, NHN Corp., SQUARE ENIX and Rovio Entertainment.
For the Google Play store, game companies occupied nine out of the top 10 list for best revenue-making apps. NHN Corp. held the No. 1 spot.
The top five
countries contributing to iOS app revenue
were the U.S., Japan, the UK, Australia and Canada. For the Google Play store, the top three were Japan, the U.S. and South Korea.
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RE: Something odd is going on with Android
1/31/2013 6:06:52 PM
A larger percentage of Google Play revenue is from games. In some countries like South Korea about 95% of Play downloads are games. The percentage of non-game purchases is higher on the App Store, even though it is still dominated by games.
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