Orbital: Do All Great Apps Succeed?

Sometimes a great app goes unnoticed, as seems to be the case with bitforge’s Orbital, a small game that’s been described in a recent blog post as doing everything but sell well.

To be fair, it is selling, but has yet to move more than 100,000 units. Apparently that’s not considered a success, and the PR firm behind this said the game had an 80% piracy rate in the first week, which has since dropped down to 24%.

Still, there’s something going on here and apparently you can have a terrific app that’s well-reviewed and buzzworthy, and if it doesn’t end up in the right place at the right time, it still won’t be successful (or at least as successful as you want).

Everyone is still working to succed in the App Store, but with over 100,000 products on the shelves, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for the good apps to stand apart.

For the sake of argument, take a look, see if you like it and let us know what you think.

[Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog]

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