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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 Android games 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.

Source: Games Industry

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RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By Gio6518 on 1/31/2013 9:07:21 PM , Rating: 2
I'd make for both....but in reality it's going to be changing with market share with iphones at 14% and Android at 71% your able to market to 7 times the consumers soon to be 8 times and 9 time will be on the horizon....wait until Android tabs surpass iPad's then it will be a whole new ballgame.....but thanks for your piddly myopic view

RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/31/2013 9:14:01 PM , Rating: 2
By Gio6518 on 1/31/2013 9:43:12 PM , Rating: 2
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By TakinYourPoints on 2/1/2013 5:56:35 AM , Rating: 2
And another link from CNN Money:

... the only thing in the data that we can be sure about is that sales of Apple's iPad grew 48.1% year over year -- from 15.1 million to 22.9 million. We and IDC know this because Apple (AAPL) reported those unit sales figures last week

The rest of IDC's report is almost entirely guesswork. It says that Samsung shipped 7.9 million tablets -- up 263% -- but doesn't say how it got those numbers. Certainly not from Samsung, which hasn't released unit sales figures for any of its devices in years.

IDC also says that Amazon (AMZN) shipped 6 million Kindles -- up 26.8%. This despite the fact that Amazon has never once said how many Kindles it sold, a policy that remained conspicuously in force during Tuesday's Q4 2012 earnings call.

As for the rest of IDC's findings, they just get more bizarre. The press release says Barnes & Noble (BKS) "gained traction" in the tablet market, but the spreadsheet shows Nook sales falling year over year. Even more startling, the release says Asus lost share, while the spreadsheet shows Asus' market share nearly tripling on sales that grew 402.5%.

IDC's figures are sketchy guesses. The only other hard numbers we have aside from sales figures from Apple are internet usage metrics. Those peg the iPad at 80%, the Kindle Fire at about 7.5%, the Galaxy Tab at 4.5%, the Galaxy Nexus at 2%, and the Microsoft Surface at 0.4%.

So what is it then, guesses on units shipped or actual sales figures and hard usage data?

RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By web2dot0 on 2/1/2013 6:28:31 AM , Rating: 1
Why do you think Android surpassing Apple is a good thing? You want a competitive market, not a market dominated by one. You do understand capitalism and the value of competition right? Anytime someone have these kinds of "feelings", it is clear you are a Google nut hugger.

Having market share is not a good indicator of profitability. You want to attract the market segment that MAKES YOU MONEY. How do you make money off people who pirate and get their stuff for free? Why do you think Apple makes a shit load of money off their

Google is improving, but let's not try and tell me that they will bridge that gap soon. It's NOT A FACT.

If Android commands 71% of the market and makes 1/4 of Apple's profit from app stores, how much more can they make? Do the math wise guy. Because I know app developers do the same. Unless of course, you don't want to make money, then of course, your logic is pretty sound.

By Reclaimer77 on 2/1/2013 8:55:27 PM , Rating: 2
You do understand capitalism and the value of competition right?

Yes which is why I don't support companies (Apple) who engage in abusive legal campaigns with the goal of out right banning the sale of competitors products.

"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997

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