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A new report on app store revenue from analysis firm Distimo finds that the top 200 games on the iPhone App Store generate roughly four times more revenue than those on the Android Market.

Tom Curtis, Blogger

December 20, 2011

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Newsbrief: A new report on app store revenue from analysis firm Distimo finds that the top 200 games on the iPhone App Store generate roughly four times more revenue than those on the Android Market, while the App Store for iPad pulls in more than double the revenues seen on Android. The report also noted that a significant portion of revenue on these platforms came from "freemium" apps. These titles made up roughly half of the revenue earned on iPhone, and more than 65 percent on Android, reports TechCrunch. As further proof of the rise of freemium mobile games, Distimo noted that the number of apps using the freemium model on iPhone increased from 29 percent in January to 53 percent in September. That figure has since fallen to just below 50 percent in recent months.

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Tom Curtis is Associate Content Manager for Gamasutra and the UBM TechWeb Game Network. Prior to joining Gamasutra full-time, he served as the site's editorial intern while earning a degree in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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