Supercell's superstar: Clash of Clans still the king of iOS

Supercell's superstar: Clash of Clans still the king of iOS

On the day Supercell announced it was selling 51 percent of its business for a staggering $1.5 billion, analytics specialist released by Distimo revealed that the studio's star title - Clash of Clans- remains top of the pile on iOS.

Supercell's superstar again seized the number one spot for Top Grossing Apps on the App Store, followed sequentially by Candy Crush Saga, Hay Day, Puzzle & Dragons, and Pet Rescue Saga.

Once again, that's two games in the top five for both King and Supercell.

Same old, same old

On Google Play, Puzzle and Dragons from GungHo - one of the two firms that's just purchased a stake in Supercell - took back top spot from King's Candy Crush Saga, which fell down to the second position.

That puts it just ahead of LINE Pokopang, Taming the Monster for Kakao and LINE: Free Calls & Messages.

Distimo also reports that the market share distribution did not change compared to August, and that Apple's App Store still commands 65 percent of market compared to Google Play’s 35 percent.

Interestingly on the iOS front, Distimo notes that the United States remained the leading contributor to Clash of Clans' revenue, followed by a strong Asian presence in Japan and China.

This performance in Asian markets ultimately gave Clash of Clans the edge over Candy Crush Saga which, while stronger in the US, did not have a strong enough performance in Asian markets to dethrone Supercell.

Extrapolating from this, it will be telling to see how the Asian popularity of Clash of Clans will affect the Google Play Top Grossing charts from October onward, as Supercell just recently released a build on Android at the beginning of the month.

[source: Distimo]

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