Revenue from freemium apps shoots up, paid ones stagnate on iOS/Android

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by onthecouchagain, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2012
    Kent, UK
    I run a forum dedicated to a freemium app on both Android and ios. Its a pretty popular game which I think is down to it being free!

    If you want to rush through the game, then you can spend money, however a lot of players like to take their time and complete it for free.

    I probably would never have downloaded it and got addicted to it if it was a paid app, its amazing how they draw you in and get you to spend money in the end!
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    I'm not a heavy mobile gamer. I do play some PC games and found that Freemium games are attractive as I get to try it out. If I am really into the game and have spent many hours on it, I am likely to buy a few features. I think Freemium is the way to go on any platform.
  4. macrumors 601

    Oct 27, 2009
    Freemium games don't hold my interest for long being that they make it impossible to gain(coins or items) or lvl up unless you purchase something.

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