With the growing influence of mobile devices on the game market iPhone stands first on the list of the largest gaming platforms thanks to the App Store and thousands of games proposed there. Pallid statistic states that according to the speed of growing revenue the revenue of app developers will reach incredible $77 billion in 2017. One of the main reasons for it is a huge popularity of free apps that have in-app purchases.
There are some games that can be found literally on every phone – like Angry Birds, for example. And these addicting games take the lion’s share of the whole revenue of all app developers as there are companies that have more than $1 billion profit from certain games.
Here we have gathered information concerning companies that brought in over $100 million in revenue. Among them are:
The company received this sum for a set of games based on movie licenses or inspired by console games like GTA and Call of Duty. These are Thor: The Dark World (free), Gangstar Vegas ($2.99) and Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation ($4.99), all run on iOS and Android.
Creators of iconic “Angry Birds” series are not ready to rest and continue to develop this merchandising goldmine. The Angry Birds Star Wars II is expected to get more than $195 million. The game is free for Android users and costs $0.99 for iOS and Windows Phone users.
The Croods is another free game by Rovio available on Android, iOS and Kindle.
This game developer also has a set of games that are doing well in the App Store. “Where’s My Water?” series has more than 240 million downloads, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a featured free game and Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse ($9.99) and in the whole the revenue of the company is expected to be $300 million.
Collection of games The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth, Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North and Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon will bring the owner at least $325 million this year.
Candy Crush Saga alone brings the owner at least $300 million – and there are another 150 titles that also bring revenue to King, though not that big.