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Recent drop in sales? Rage related?

11-20-2010, 08:52 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 826
Recent drop in sales?

I had a 72% drop in sales activity yesterday. It happened for everything... updates, free apps, full apps, in app purchases.

Anyone else notice a drop in sales in the last 2 days?

*Edit* ok so it wasn't Rage

Apps: Mech Pilot, Zombies HD, Zombies The Last Stand, iFishing (and all spinoffs), Puppet Jump, Pocket Farm, Dark Raider, Blue Skies, and more! (www.RockingPocketGames.com)

Last edited by RPGGuy; 11-20-2010 at 06:13 PM.
11-20-2010, 09:16 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,151
Ouch. Same here. Looks like we're not the only ones:

http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/bu...bad-error.html

I don't think it can be Rage related. Plenty of other apps have shot up the charts before without destroying the rest of the App Store. My guess is either a reporting issue, or there was actually some massive outage yesterday that prevented people from buying stuff. Because this is pretty historically bad.

11-20-2010, 09:21 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 826
Ok. Hopefully it's a reporting problem and the actual sales were normal.

Apps: Mech Pilot, Zombies HD, Zombies The Last Stand, iFishing (and all spinoffs), Puppet Jump, Pocket Farm, Dark Raider, Blue Skies, and more! (www.RockingPocketGames.com)
11-20-2010, 09:23 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
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Same here, even free apps have taken a hit.....

Check out my newest game 'Tiled': 'Tiled' (iTunes)
11-20-2010, 09:32 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Same with all our apps, even the free ones. In fact the free ones took a massive drop.

Suspect this is a reporting error, has happened before
11-20-2010, 09:36 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 942
I was shocked too, we had really good sales yesterday (mainly in-app purchases) but iTunes reported drops of 60% or more.
11-20-2010, 09:41 AM
#7
We had a 3x increase of our free game on 11/19. Hope that's not a mistake

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11-20-2010, 09:42 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
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Perhaps it's the Harry Potter effect. No money left to spend on apps/games after you buy your $12 movie ticket.

11-20-2010, 09:54 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minimax Games View Post
We had a 3x increase of our free game on 11/19. Hope that's not a mistake
Noooo don't ruin our trend!

Or maybe you would have had a 6x increase otherwise...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
Perhaps it's the Harry Potter effect. No money left to spend on apps/games after you buy your $12 movie ticket.

Dammit Potter... But I assume the premiere wasn't worldwide, and our sales our down across the board.
11-20-2010, 09:58 AM
#10
Huge drop here too!