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.