Earlier today, Paris-based downloadable video game studio, Gameloft, announced that it has sold over 6 million games through Apple’s App Store. Considering that the App store is less than 14 months old, 6 million sales isn’t too shabby. In fact, compared to current state of the Android Market, it’s downright amazing.
“From the distribution model to the types of games available, the App Store has completely revolutionized the way handheld games are played, perceived and received,” said Michel Guillemot, chairman and CEO, Gameloft. “Our strategy from the onset has been twofold. First we deliver an aggressive line-up of high quality games and then we adapt in real time to consumer needs. With over 6 million paid games sold, it has proven to be quite successful.”
Currently, Gameloft has 35 games floating around Apple’s virtual mall, of which more than half (18) have earned Top 10 Paid Games honors worldwide, with plans to release an additional 15-30 titles before year’s end. Popular titles include: NFL 2010, Guitar Rock Tour 2, The Oregon Trail, Assassin’s Creed: Atlair’s Chronicles, UNO, and Terminator Salvation. Not surprisingly, the company cites the iPhone OS as its #1 platform.