Today one of the best games in the history of mobile devices has shown its figures and more than one, will open the mouth of what these entail. After several months available in various app stores (Amazon, Google and iOS),Monument Valley has achieved 2,440,076 official downloads. A record that has been overtaken by revenue, nearly 6 million. Although the true fact is that 81.7% of these revenues is due to iOS and the App Store, demonstrating that Apple’s OS is still the most profitable as a platform.
It all began in 2014, the Monument Valley was first launched on iOS. Between April and July 2014, the game got 1 million downloads between iOS and Android. Although the pitch between these mobile operating systems was different, April 4 and May 10 respectively, its developers have found that shopping iOS almost reach 90% of the total with revenues above 81%.iOS has sold 1,736,431 times while for Google Play only 296,085 times.Anecdotal the case of Amazon, whose figure was divided into two depending on whether paid or not the application and also outperforms Google Play with 499,807 downloads between the two.
Much more than income and downloads
But developing for iOS is not only looked better rewarded in the number of sales, downloads and revenues; but also in the recognition that the Cupertino company has made to Monument Valley.Only have had to spend these months in the App Store to see how publishers of the App Store have repeatedly stressed this game with banners and how this year that just ended, Monument Valley was chosen as the Game of the Year for iPad. Besides its development team won the Apple Design Award 2014. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC1jHHF_Wjo]
Both awards, by the above figures show that developing for iOS remains more profitable than Android.Developer licenses may have risen as last year but reveals Monument Valley, with an investment of $ 852,000 to develop the title have managed to multiply by more than 5 it to nearly $ 6 million. Good ideas, flawless execution and marketing accordingly.