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More Than $10 Billion Spent In Apple's App Store In 2013

by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 07, 2014 at 02:57 PM

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In a recent press release, Apple announced that its App Store, a popular home for mobile games, had a hugely successful 2013.

More than $10 billion was spent in the App Store in 2013, with $1 billion of those dollars changing hands in December alone, marking the service's most successful month in its history.

The App Store is home to far more than games, but Apple made sure to call out some of its most successful games with Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons, Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up, and Minecraft among others. Device 6, seen above, did not appear in Apple's press release, but we named it our best mobile exclusive game in our best of 2013 awards.

The App Store now offers over one million apps for all iOS devices, and over 500,000 dedicated iPad apps.

[Source: Apple, via Polygon]


Our Take
There's a good reason a lot of developers are leaving PC and console gaming behind in order to develop for mobile – there's a $10 billion pool to make money from, and Apple's not the only platform. The App Store is certainly showcasing some impressive numbers, assuring that mobile gaming isn't going anywhere anytime soon.