Gameloft hits 10 million paid downloads on the Apple App Store
Gameloft, the leading global publisher / developer of video games for mobile devices is making a killing on the iPhone. They have published several hit apps like the like Driver®, The Settlers®, Skater Nation, Shrek® Kart, , Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X® and Asphalt 5. I’m sure that they got a fair share of the big spike in holiday sales for the iPod Touch.
A couple of other apps that have done great during the holidays are the N.O.V.A-Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance and James Cameron’s Avatar. I’m sure that the recent hit movie, Avatar, will continue to also drive more sales of the official mobile game from Gameloft. Both games placed in the top grossing applications chart across all key markets such as United States, Japan, Canada, Austrailia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland and Spain.
Over the holidays, N.O.V.A.- Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance was the #1 best selling game in the U.S and Japan; #2 in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Canada and #4 in the U.K. and Italy. James Cameron’s Avatar secured the #1 spot in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland; #3 in the U.K.; #4 in the U.S.; #5 in Canada and #6 in Italy.
Other game titles from Gameloft that did well are Dungeon Hunter, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Let’s Golf®, Uno®, Gangstar West Coast Hustle™, Assassins Creed®: Altair Chronicles™ and Real Soccer® 2010.
All in all the company ended the year with 55 games available on the App Store, 35 of which were launched in 2009.