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Freemium games help Android close in on iOS

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Dec 2013, 23:46

App analytics platform Distimo has done the research and has found that Android is closing on on iOS when it comes to gaming. What a year it has been for gamers on the Android platform. Last month, the top 200 Android games brought in $12 million a day which is quite a jump over last year when the top 200 games generated $3.5 million in income daily...

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posted on 18 Dec 2013, 00:05 7

1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

I don't care how much Android closes in on IOS, I still hate freemium games. $80 for an IAP? Friggin' ridiculous.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 00:35 3

3. Sauce (unregistered)

The glory of a jailbroken device is that I have "spent" nearly thousands of dollars on in app purchases. Gotta love Cydia :D

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 00:40

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Does that work for online ones like Clash of Clans?

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 01:16 1

6. Sauce (unregistered)

Yea, it works for most popular or highly demanded/downloaded apps. Not all though. If your iDevice is jailbroken go get iApCracker or the other popular one (google it).

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 00:51 2

5. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

Wow, I never thought I'd agree with you on something.

I also hate all those day 1 DLCs for PC games. They are no downloadable contents but taken out ones to milk fans.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 00:07 6

2. nothingmuch (Posts: 199; Member since: 03 May 2013)

In app purchases suck! I'd rather pay for full game

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 01:34 3

7. taikucing (unregistered)

But it's the only way to stop piracy & make more money.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 03:25 1

8. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

I just did some calculated estimates for 2014 and got to the 15 BILLION of combined Android and iOS yearly revenue from top 200 only.
That is from the assumption that both platforms reach 20 million daily, which is a conservative estimate to say the least.

So basically, mobile gaming revenue should top the pc gaming revenue next year, and challenge the console gaming revenue.
In 2015, mobile gaming will become the most profitable branch of the entertainment industry.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 08:57 1

9. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

Except for Germany, South Korea, and Japan, Google only holds around 25% or less of each territory but makes close to the same amount from games. I think this chart puts to rest the silly notion Android users are cheap and don't pay for apps.

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