informa
1 min read
article

Report: Games Comprise Over One-Third of iPad Apps

Mobile application analytics company Distimo reports that over one-third of all iPad applications released in the device's launch week are games, with the App Store's "Games" section hosting more top-selling iPad apps than any other category.
Mobile application analytics company Distimo (via Tech Crunch) reports that over one-third of all iPad applications released in the device's launch week are in the App Store's "Games" category. Of the 2,385 iPad-exclusive applications released as of April 6th, 833 titles (35 percent) are games. The App Store's second-largest iPad application category, "Entertainment," includes 260 apps (11 percent). In addition, the App Store's "Games" section features more top-selling iPad apps than any other category. Over 30 percent of the iPad's most-downloaded applications are games. "Entertainment" is the next most popular category, hosting nearly ten percent of the iPad's biggest-selling apps. Both categories are even more popular among iPhone and iPod Touch users. The "Games" section includes more than 60 percent of the most-downloaded iPhone and iPod Touch apps, with "Entertainment" accounting for nearly 15 percent of all top downloads. Distimo's report also finds that the average iPad app price is $3.61, compared to $3.55 for applications released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. 83 percent of current iPad applications are paid downloads, while 73 percent of iPhone and iPod Touch downloads are paid apps.

Latest Jobs

Treyarch

Playa Vista, California
6.20.22
Audio Engineer

Digital Extremes

London, Ontario, Canada
6.20.22
Communications Director

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, California
6.20.22
Senior Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
6.20.22
Lead UI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more