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Games dominate App Store revenue in 2012

DragonVale, Kingdoms of Camelot and Angry Birds are big winners on the App Store

Games dominated the App Store again this year, comprising seven of the ten highest-grossing iPad apps and every one of the ten highest-grossing iPhone apps.

According to information released by Apple, reported by Inside Mobile Apps, the most lucrative iPhone game in 2012 was Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North. The highest-grossing iPad app was Backflip Studios' DragonVale.

Games were similarly dominant in the paid downloads charts, representing eight of the top ten iPhone apps and seven of the top ten iPad apps. Rovio's Angry Birds Space was the most popular paid download on both platforms.

The App Store's end-of-year lists, including free, paid and grossing apps, are below:

iPhone Top Free

  • 1. YouTube
  • 2. Instagram
  • 3. Draw Something Free
  • 4. Flashlight
  • 5. Facebook
  • 6. Pandora
  • 7. Temple Run
  • 8. Pinterest
  • 9. Twitter
  • 10. Skype

iPhone Top Paid

  • 1. Angry Birds Space
  • 2. WhatsApp Messenger
  • 3. Draw Something
  • 4. Camera+
  • 5. Where's My Water?
  • 6. Angry Birds Star Wars
  • 7. Fruit Ninja
  • 8. Angry Birds
  • 9. Bejeweled
  • 10. Tetris

iPhone Top Grossing

  • 1. Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North
  • 2. Slotmania
  • 3. Pokey by Zynga
  • 4. DragonVale
  • 5. Pandora
  • 6. Rage of Bahamut
  • 7. Bejeweled Blitz
  • 8. Clash of Clans
  • 9. CSR Racing
  • 10. The Simpsons: Tapped Out

iPad Top Free

  • 1. Skype
  • 2. Temple Run
  • 3. Facebook
  • 4. Netflix
  • 5. The Weather Channel for iPad
  • 6. Draw Something Free
  • 7. Kindle
  • 8. Pandora
  • 9. Angry Birds HD Free
  • 10. Calculator Pro for iPad Free

iPad Top Paid

  • 1. Angry Birds Space HD
  • 2. Where's My Water?
  • 3. Pages
  • 4. Draw Something
  • 5. Notability
  • 6. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
  • 7. iPhoto
  • 8. Minecraft - Pocket Edition
  • 9. Where's My Perry?
  • 10. Words With Friends HD

iPad Top Grossing

  • 1. DragonVale
  • 2. Slotmania HD
  • 3. Comics
  • 4. Pages
  • 5. Quickoffice Pro HD
  • 6. Slotmania
  • 7. Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North
  • 8. Modern War
  • 9. Mystery Manor: Hidden Adventure HD
  • 10. Clash of Clans

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Paul Johnson Managing Director / Lead code monkey, Rubicon Development3 years ago
In other news, the sky is blue... :)
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