The top mobile games are earning four times more revenue than they were generating just a year ago, claims Gree’s SVP of studio operations.
Speaking to TechCrunch, Anil Dharni said that iPad had been a major factor in the rise in revenues, and also suggested that Android would continue to grow more rapidly and would see an improvement in per-user monetisation rates more similar to iOS.
“It’s four times and beyond in terms of revenue [compared to a year ago],” said Dharni.
Developers such as Clash of Clans and Hay Day developer Supercell are now raking in up to $1 million a day, while Mojang's Minecraft: Pocket Edition has been downloaded more than seven million times on iOS and Android.
Other companies such as King.com and Wooga have also seen their revenues rise since breaking onto the mobile scene.
it's insane how much they're making off microtransactions for free to play mobile games