While there are thousands upon thousands of apps available on both the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play, there is only so much room at the top. In other words, not every app can be leading the charts. Some have to take a backseat to those that have become the most popular.
App Annie recently took a closer look at how things shaped up in April 2013, including which games picked up the most steam as well as which ones became the most popular.
Rather than bog you down with all the details pertaining to the top games in the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play, here is just a little bit of what the piece had to say:
“In April 2013, as in the months preceding, three games continued to dominate the charts across iOS and Google Play – Clash of Clans, Puzzles & Dragons and Candy Crush Saga. The first two of these games have been near or at the top of our Index since we started the report back in October 2012, with Candy Crush Saga emerging in November – it’s interesting to see that these hit games have been able to maintain and retain their audiences while monetizing them at a remarkable rate.”
As you can see, these games were not just dominant in April 2013 but have been at the top of the charts in both app stores for quite some time.
If you have not been paying attention, one game out of that group is really beginning to take off. Candy Crush Saga has been on the rise since November 2012, and the game appears to be picking up steam with each passing day. There is even a commercial now, showing people why this game is one of the best available on both the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play.
Not only have these games been able to stay at the top, but they have done a great job keeping people playing while monetizing “at a remarkable rate.”
Are you interested in learning more about which developers are having the most success? If so, check out the chart on the next page, courtesy of App Annie, discussing the “Top Publishers by Monthly Game DownloadsiOS April 2013.”
It is safe to say that the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Play are glad to be able to offer these games.