With its stunning graphics, Epicâ€™s Infinity Blade iOS game is truly something to behold. But it’s more than just eye candy. In fact, based on Pocket Gamerâ€™s calculations, Infinity Blade has just become the fastest selling game at the App Store to reach the $3 million mark.
Epic has yet to make public the exact sales figures of their hit iOS game, but with the help of a couple of clues — $5.99 (price of Infinity Blade) x 591,728 (Game Center registrations for Infinity Blade) â€“- we now know that Infinity Blade has more than eclipsed $3 million worth of sales. That’s a total of $3,544,450.72 in App Store sales for Infinity Blade, with roughly $2.5 million going to Epicâ€™s pockets. And this is still a conservative figure given that not all Infinity Blade players register via Game Center.
Prior to Epicâ€™s hit offering, the fastest selling app to reach $3 million in sales was Cut the Rope, which took six weeks to achieve this feat. Infinity Blade has yet to celebrate its 4th week at the App Store, clearly making minced meat of the record set by Zeptolab/Chillingo’s app offering.
While this may mean very little for us consumers, this just goes to show how lucrative the mobile app business is these days. If you strike it big, just like Epic did with Infinitiy Blade, you could easily bag yourself $3 million in less than a month.
And yes, the chances of scoring a hit mobile app is definitely much higher than winning in the local Lotto.
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