Gameloft Sells 400x More Games On iPhone Than On Android
Today iPhone game giant Gameloft announced that they’ve decided to scale back development for Google’s Android OS. What’s the reason? According to Gameloft finance director Alexandre de Rochefort, it’s because they’ve been able to sell significantly more games on the iPhone than on Android devices. ”We are selling 400 times more games on iPhone than on Android,” Rochefort said at an investor conference.
Of course you might think that the number of Android devices out there might be to blame, but Rochefort believes that the Android marketplace is the real issue. ”It is not as neatly done as on the iPhone,” he explained. “Google has not been very good to entice customers to actually buy products. On Android nobody is making significant revenue.”
De Rochefort’s comments seem to go against the popular opinion that the App Store is effectively broken. It is important to note that, while the App Store isn’t perfect, it’s still quite profitable for many developers.