Without question, what makes the new
You know the race-to-the-bottom problem that continues to plague iOS? Well early evidence suggests that that won’t be an issue for the
Over the weekend, programmer Steven Troughton-Smith published a list of the top paid, top free, and highest grossing apps on the new
For instance, the top four highest grossing apps are Beat Sports – $9.99, Galaxy on Fire – $5.99, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved – $9.99, and Lumino City – $4.99. Indeed, if you comb through the entire list, there are only 5 apps in the top 50 that are priced at $0.99.
In stark contrast, all of the highest grossing apps on the iOS App Store are free with in-app purchases.
While it’s still too early to tell, this early anecdotal evidence suggests that consumers may very well be much more willing to pay good money for
It will certainly be interesting to see how this plays out. Remember, iOS didn’t become a successful gaming platform because of AAA gaming titles. On the contrary, it became a popular platform because it appealed to scores of users who, while not being interested in console gaming, didn’t think twice about paying $0.99 for casual games like Doodle Jump and Angry Birds.