With $1 billion in revenue for December alone.
The official 2013 sales numbers are in and it looks like Apple has had a huge year as far as sales on the App Store are concerned.
As the end of year numbers came in, Apple showed a grand total of over $10 billion in sales, and in the month of December alone the App store sold over 3 billion apps, ringing in over a whopping $1 billion for the month. It’s safe to say that mobile apps are certainly now one of the biggest points of revenue in Apple’s grand scheme.
Some of their more notable titles released on the app store this year include: Candy Crush Saga, Puzzle & Dragons, Minecraft, QuizUp and Clumsy Ninja. Apple has also named companies Simogo (Year Walk, Device 6), Frogmind (Badland), Atypical Games (Battle Supremacy) and Plain Vanilla Corp as developers to watch in 2014.
With the prevalence of iPhones, iPads and the assimilation of the App Store onto home computers, Apple has effectively cross-platformed the app industry in a way that most other companies are incapable of. Microsoft tried with Windows 8, but the results were almost universally disliked. What are your thoughts on Apple’s success? Let us know below.