Apple's App Store's 5th birthday nets Infinity Blade 2 millions of new users

Apple's App Store's 5th birthday nets Infinity Blade 2 millions of new users
Last week, Apple's App Store reached its 5th birthday, and in celebration Apple made 5 popular apps and 5 games free for users. One of those games was Infinity Blade 2, which went from costing $6.99 to being free, and that led to some huge growth for the game. According to a representative for the developer, Chair Entertainment, the promotion has led to millions of new users for Infinity Blade 2 as well as the original.

On the first day of the promotion alone, Infinity Blade 2 saw 1.7 million new users download the game, and estimates say that so far the promotion has led to somewhere between 5 and 7 million new users who have downloaded the game. And, even though the game was downloaded for free, the game does include in-app purchases, so there is little doubt that Chair Entertainment has profited in this past week. 

Even if you don't expect that all that many new users would buy anything with the in-app system, the promotion has also led to a spike in the original Infinity Blade downloads, and that game still costs $5.99. Supposedly, downloads of that game jumped 2.5x last week, and Infinity Blade: Awakening, a $2.99 e-book bridging the plots of the two games, also saw sales rise 70% last week. 

Not a bad result from having your game promoted, eh? 

source: AllThingsD

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3 Comments

1. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Can't go wrong with free, eh?

2. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Ah, the Infinity Blade 2.. an example of a game so well made, perfectly adapted for the platform, and ahead of its time that making a worthy successor is a daunting task. I was like, oh thank goodness, when Infinity Blade: Dungeons got axed ..it was just a typical, generic dungeon crawler with classic controls and would ruin the franchise. The Infinity Blade 3 has to live up to the expectations, deliver another triumph of graphics, story, and gameplay.. and the waiting is a good sign I guess. Such game takes time to develop

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

WHen will my smartphone run Crysis 1 maxed at 60fps.

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