Google Play generates 25 per cent more downloads than App Store

Google Play generates 25 per cent more downloads than App Store
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

November 4th 2013 at 11:14AM

But Android marketplace revenues only half of iOS

Google Play racked up 25 per cent more downloads than the iOS App Store during the last quarter.

But according to App Annie, overall revenue on the marketplace was still significantly down on its Apple counterpart by some 50 per cent.

Despite smaller revenues, Google Play has actually closed the gap on the App Store, which reported 2.3x more revenue in the previous quarter.

Downloads for Google's app marketplace were driven by strong growth in Brazil and Argentina, with games the leading category in Brazil.

The top five countries driving revenue on Google Play were Japan, South Korea, USA, Germany and Taiwan.

The App Store meanwhile still continued its growth, with China and Russia helping boost the number of downloads.

USA, Japan, China, UK and Australia were the top countries by revenue on the App Store.

On both marketplaces, games continued to be the biggest driver of both downloads and revenues during the last quarter.