The latest information on the leaders of the American iPhone games market for the week (27.05 – 02.06) from Distimo: tops of free, paid and cash applications in one material.
In connection with E3, WWDC and seas of announcements, this time we were a little late with the total weekly data on downloads and earnings of applications. We are correcting ourselves.
We remind you that Distimo publishes total data on downloads and earnings of applications for a WEEK with a lag, respectively, of one week.
Top Free Apps
The railway networks of Melbourne were able to throw Candy Crush Saga from the first place in the free iPhone US top. And, yes, it’s not a joke. A simple collection of Dumb Ways to Die games, created based on the viral video of the same name promoting safe behavior in public transport, turned out to be more popular than match-3 from King in the 22nd week of the year. Another thing is that Melbourne does not earn anything from this. The application is not only free, but also does not contain IAP. In a word – social advertising.
Tetris Blitz from Alexey Pajitnov and EA reached the third place in the “standings”. The main Russian game of “all time” continues the victorious march on the planet. It would seem that playing on touch devices is not so convenient, but no, it is no worse than the PC version.
While Fast & Furious 6: The Game is losing ground in downloads (the original film has been shown at the box office for several weeks by that time), another project “based on motives” is rising in the top. We are talking about Turbo Racing League – a game adaptation of the cartoon “Turbo” from DreamWorks. The only thing that raises questions is an unnecessarily early release. The premiere of the cartoon will take place only in July, and the game is already in the App Store. Why is PikPok acting as the publisher of the project?
Hi Guess the Brand acts as an aggressive newcomer to the top. The usual “guess the word from the picture” product, in which branded items act as riddles. What is the trick of the application, we did not quite understand. The presence of brands in a popular application is a good move in terms of monetization, if there is something else to offer.
So we were much more pleased with the Icon Pop Song project from Alegrium. The mechanics are still the same – we guess the word. Only this time, not by the picture, but by the composition. In general, it is quite a worthy alternative to “Guess the melody”.
Completing the top ten is another game from Chillingo – Snoopy Coaster, a clone of last year’s MadCoaster. The key difference is the use of a popular brand – Snoopy.
Top Paid Apps
Everything turned out to be very quiet in the top paid iPhone apps this week. The top three did not change at all. But the original TETRIS made its way into the top ten. No other way, the growing popularity of his “blitz” version played a role.
Top Cash Register applications
The first three are unchanged. Candy Crush Saga is in the first place, Clash of Clans is in the second, and MARVEL War of Heroes is in the third.
Only now Minecraft – Pocket Edition has gone down from the fourth to the fifth. It was moved by Hay Day.
But this is so, weekdays.
The most curious thing is the appearance in the box office top of Fast & Furious 6: The Game. The game from Kabam took less than two weeks to be in the top ten most profitable US games on the iPhone. How long she will last there is another question.