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  (Source: buzzom.com)
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: Takin just pwned Reclaimer
By TakinYourPoints on 2/1/2013 5:34:48 AM , Rating: 2
Another thing to note, iPhone 5 usage statistics doubled that of the older GS3 after only one quarter: http://insights.chitika.com/2013/2012-holiday-mobi...

Also note that there are many more iPhone 4S out there, more than the GS3, and that the iPhone 5 is selling even faster than the 4S did. How much more data do you guys need to see that much of Android's expansion hasn't been in the high end?


RE: Takin just pwned Reclaimer
By retrospooty on 2/1/2013 7:06:43 AM , Rating: 2
Why are you so desperate to prove the 5 to 1 gap is low end? It never fails, you always pick one point and drive it into the ground and make the thread about your issue.

FFS, we KNOW the majority is low end, but Android is growing like mad on the high end too. Your arguments are always behind, and we are talking ahead. The GS3 alone outsold the 4S in one quarter last year, and that is just one phone out of many, and by your own insistance, inferior phones, and that was LAST year. Again,(again [again]) look at the latest crop of 1080p superphones and extrapolate what next year will look like... Here is some help. With a crappy OS not even suitable (to me) for a low end device it outsold 2.5 to 1 in 2011. With comparable OS and a few good high end devices it outsold IOS by 5 to 1 in 2012. Now, look at the buttload of 1080 superphones all runnning JB and think what is going to happen this year. Especially with (like it or not) the public perception that Apple is no longer the best thing going on in the smartphone world.

Now moving on and back to topic. It is an inevitability, the Play store will out-earn the apps store. If not by the end of this year like some independant companies predict, then in 2014. It could even be sooner, well have to see how this year goes, but it will happen. Sheer volume proves it will happen.


By TakinYourPoints on 2/2/2013 5:06:17 AM , Rating: 2
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we KNOW the majority is low end


This might be the first time you've explicitly stated that in a post. All I hear around here is how the GS3 has outsold the iPhone.

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The GS3 alone outsold the 4S in one quarter last year


Yes, and the 4S in one year outsold the GS2/GS3/GN2 combined. The 4S also crossed 30 million units sold in half the time the GS3 did. What's your point? Outselling the 4S by about a million units the quarter before the iPhone 5 refresh only makes sense.

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and that is just one phone out of many


Yes it is. It is a limited data point but at the same time the GS3 outsells other high end Android devices by a good margin. It is worth talking about for that reason.

Significantly lower usage metrics based around the usage of "high end" devices (online traffic, app downloads, mobile ad revenue, etc) makes it a reasonably safe point to build around.

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With comparable OS and a few good high end devices it outsold IOS by 5 to 1 in 2012.


Again, on the back of low end phones. Keep mentioning the ratio and I'll keep mentioning how growth in low end Android devices is disproportionately higher than that of the high end.

Forget how many more iPhones have already sold, the iPhone 5 in less than a quarter doubled the internet usage share of the GS3.

If you want to ignore hard internet traffic, download metrics, how Google's mobile revenue from iOS is over double that from Android, fine, the GS3/Droid DNA/GN2 are selling amazingly well, people just don't like using them. I can't think of any other excuses to explain it.

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Now moving on and back to topic. It is an inevitability, the Play store will out-earn the apps store. If not by the end of this year like some independant companies predict, then in 2014. It could even be sooner, well have to see how this year goes, but it will happen. Sheer volume proves it will happen.


We'll see, it can certainly happen. It would require the adoption of high end Android devices to increase at a much faster rate than they are right now. Right now the growth of iPhone sales continues to outpace that of high end Android devices. Again, we'll see, it can absolutely happen.


RE: Takin just pwned Reclaimer
By Reclaimer77 on 2/1/2013 9:11:39 PM , Rating: 1
Jesus man....you've been on fire lately. And I don't mean in a good way. Seriously, you're going into the Tony Zone. I mean all these links, the massaged numbers, the desperation to link profitability with superiority.

Are you an Apple employee or something?

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How much more data do you guys need to see that much of Android's expansion hasn't been in the high end?


Why does it matter? I don't understand. Why this obsession with high end, or low end, or profits?

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Also note that there are many more iPhone 4S out there, more than the GS3


So

Fucking

What???

Seriously, so what? I don't understand why this matters to you so much, even if it's true. That is just ONE Android halo phone. ONE!

The hypocrisy you're displaying is amazing. You use that stupid Justin Bieber analogy on me, then rant about how many more iPhone's there are. I thought popular wasn't necessarily good Takin? Nope only when we bring up market share, THEN it's bad. Then we get Justin Bieber.

You slammed me for choosing Lian Li in my PC builds (headscratcher). Much like Apple, Lian Li does NOT do "low end" budget anything. And they make profit margins that make other case manufacturers wake up at night screaming over. So what's with the hypocrisy?

Then you bring up some fucking $50 case that, sure, has some good qualities. But is NO Lian Li case. Isn't that the same "race to the bottom" mentality you'll bash Google for and Android supporters?

It's like you have no concrete beliefs or center. I'm honestly not trying to insult you, but it seems like based on poster and product topic, you'll completely change you ideals and say whatever it takes to exalt Apple and flame any opposition.


RE: Takin just pwned Reclaimer
By TakinYourPoints on 2/2/2013 5:50:05 AM , Rating: 2
I slammed Lian Li cases because they aren't particularly well made for products in their price range, not compared to a $200 case by companies like Corsair or Silverstone. I probably shouldn't have even brought up the cheaper cases, but it was to make a point that you can also very easily find a better product for less.

My beliefs are totally consistent, I like things that are well made. Price is a secondary concern. Oftentimes I have to pay more for something better, but sometimes I don't. It's called being informed, it isn't a black and white case of more expensive always being the best option.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/2/2013 7:32:19 AM , Rating: 2
Okay whatever, nice dodge.

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but it was to make a point that you can also very easily find a better product for less.


Again..how ironic.


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