Icon, a self-publisher of iOS, WiiWare and PSP games released some numbers which I think could be useful to other developers and publishers:
Richard Hill-Whittall commented,”Alas a lot of the bigger numbers were free downloads/free promotions, but even so – I was really pleased with the numbers. I thought I’d share them – and as such they are included below broken down into the different formats – iOS, PSP & WiiWare. I didn’t include PC as the numbers really aren’t worth including (probably about 20 units total!).”
iOS Bashi Blocks
Family Games Fun
WiiWare Soccer Bashi
Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling
Arcade Pool & Snooker
Pool Hall Pro
GRAND TOTAL: 255,763
Worldwide HTML5 phone sales are 336 million units for 2011
The number of HTML5 phones will reach 1 billion units in 2013
According to Thomas Kang, Director at Strategy Analytics, “It will require several years of further development and standards-setting before HTML5 can fully mature to reach its potential as a unified, multi-platform content-enabler.”
Our friends at Baird put out a new research brief that explained growth in Activision’s digital revenues for the second quarter:
Digital products generated $386 million (+16% Y/Y) in revenue, accounting for 60% of the total in Q2.
As digital sales increase for the major publishers, we’ll likely see a lot of new emerging distribution platforms both publisher-backed and independent. The market is wide open for additional third-party distributors to get into the space and the prevailing model of 30% of digital revenue going to distributors is much more palatable than the cut that physical retail stores currently take.