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which platform is more profitable ?

02-08-2014, 04:06 AM
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which platform is more profitable ?

for gaming iOS or android ? which platform is more profitable ?
02-08-2014, 04:07 AM
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for me iOS by a long way.

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02-08-2014, 04:32 AM
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They say ios is twice as good as android.
02-08-2014, 04:45 PM
iOS by far. Android is a very distant second, followed by Windows Phone and then Blackberry.
02-08-2014, 05:38 PM
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02-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Depends on the game, but release everywhere, revenue adds up. For me it's more like 100 for iOS, 50 for amazon and 50 for google play.

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02-08-2014, 09:09 PM
My understanding is the gap is closing, the stats R3v posted are 2 years old. Perhaps iOS is still far more profitable for indies or non F2P games.

Either way, I mostly agree with the "release everywhere" feedback except I would not bother with Windows Phone or Blackberry. It should be easy enough to find friends with the device(s) that you don't have to test on in case you're on a tiny budget. As long as you go with a multi-platform engine like Unity (my favorite!), the extra effort is minimal.
02-08-2014, 10:27 PM
I agree with Raindrop,

Release on iOS 100%, and I would also release on Amazon. Google Play can be good too but you really almost have to go free on that platform as paid downloads are slim to none on Google Play (with rare exceptions of course). And Windows/Blackberry... skip it... not worth the effort.
02-08-2014, 11:31 PM
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Most of the Android users pirate paid games.

All of my friends too.
02-09-2014, 01:10 AM
Originally Posted by vii-Lucky View Post
Most of the Android users pirate paid games.

All of my friends too.
True but the same happens on Windows. There are still a lot of companies that make good money in Windows games.

I'm of the opinion that we simply need to put minimal effort into keeping honest people honest. For example, just releasing on iOS already does that (most users do not jailbreak their devices). Anything beyond that is not worth the effort, the pirates will always crack your games/software regardless of the platform and protection put in place.