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The Average Price of Top 100 Game is $3.20.

07-15-2009, 11:58 AM
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The Average Price of Top 100 Game is $3.20.

Found this interesting article here and it seems whilst $0.99 games dominate the top 20 the average overall is $3.20...So who's making more money...The ones that sell at $0.99 or at a higher price?...

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Crunching all this data is great fun, and throws up some useful lessons. Of course, to make it really useful, you'd want to factor in actual sales figures - for example, by what factor is a $9.99 game in the 20s or 30s out-earning a $0.99 game in the Top 10, if indeed it is?

Apple doesn't publish figures, of course, and it strongly dissuades (to say the least) publishers from being too open about how sales relate to chart positions.

Meanwhile, the exact formula governing chart positions remains an enigma outside Apple - this too would be needed to really make sense of the data above.

Even so, we think this snapshot is pretty interesting.

This came from....

http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/...re.asp?c=14291 so check it out in full here..

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Last edited by THE STUD; 07-15-2009 at 12:19 PM.
07-15-2009, 12:04 PM
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They should do the average price of indie games in the top 100. That would be much lower. The only thing balancing it out is EA and a few other standouts with higher prices.
07-15-2009, 12:10 PM
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Thanks for posting. It was interesting to read .

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